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All Aboard: Establishing A Cohesive Team In Business

When you run a business, your main aim is probably to make a profit. This may sound simplistic, but it can be really tough out there. Up to 90 percent of startups fail, so you’re doing well if you manage to survive the first stage. It’s not easy to turn a new venture into a profitable company, but one thing is for sure. Having a cohesive team behind you can increase your chances of success ten-fold. If you’re aspiring to be the next big thing, this guide will provide helpful advice to make sure everybody’s on board.

Setting team goals

A lack of clarity can contribute to confusion, which is bound to slow you down. We all know that time is money in the world of business, so the quicker you can get jobs done, the higher the chance of making a profit. In order to ensure that everyone is on the same page and each individual person understands their role within the group, it’s important to set clear objectives and establish shared goals. Keep in touch with your employees, encourage open communication and update your team on its progress.

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Employee engagement

When was the last time you asked your employees how they felt about their job or encouraged them to leave feedback or share suggestions? Engaging with your employees is so important because it gives you an insight into what your team is thinking and what life is like on the other side. It’s good to have a chat from time and time and to make sure that you’re accessible and approachable, but there are other ways you can interact with your employees. Using engagement tools and satisfaction surveys like those available from is a great way of inviting people to share their experiences and raise issues or concerns. You could also provide an anonymous comments box or send out questionnaires that enable employees to answer questions about the business and their working conditions without giving their name.

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Promoting collaboration

It’s not going to be easy to work together on a project if everyone has different schedules or you’re trying to liaise with colleagues in a different branch or location, unless you have measures in place that promote collaborative working. Consider investing in technology that enables you to communicate with others online or through video calls and software that facilitates group work. It’s also wise to have a look at ways you can schedule time for group activities and get the team together without people ending up with a backlog. Encouraging socialization outside of work is also an effective way to strengthen relationships. If you need ideas or inspiration for team-building activities that aren’t too cliche, take a look at

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If you run a business, it pays to have a strong, focused and dedicated group of people behind you. Follow these simple steps to promote cohesion, build strong ties, and ensure that everyone on your team is singing from the same hymn sheet.