Tips for Creating a United Organization

November 18, 2013

ID-100145178It is not unusual for an organization’s executive team to be difficult to approach during the course of a regular business day.

What is worse is that they often do not get involved with what is really happening in their organization, and many employees feel that their executive leaders are living on their own private island. If this is happening at your organization, be aware that it is slowly alienating “management” from the “workers.” And if you have ever worked or seen someone work with the door closed more times than not, you’ve likely felt that same sense of alienation.

To help you unite and develop a cohesive team within your organization, your friends at Dale Carnegie Training of Central Indiana have listed below 3 tips to help you create more unity in your organization:

1. Business is not a game of solitaire — Often times, many leaders feel that they are alone when running their department, division or business; however, what separates a business from its competition has always been and will always be the people. Without the right core people to support and implement your strategic initiatives, your business will become static and not grow.

2. Innovate or get out of the way — Today’s buyers want to work with an innovative organization. Take Apple, for example. They went from a floundering business in the 90’s to a world leader in technology in just a few short years. They have literally put excitement into the minds of millions of buyers by innovating MP3 players, smart phones, iPads, and more. Now look at your organization to see how you can innovate your product or services. Remember—if everyone is thinking the same thing, then someone isn’t thinking!

3. Get yourself involved — Whether it is your personal or professional life, you need to get involved. Between hobbies, charitable organizations, new clients or other departments within your company, you need to break through the everyday grind and channel your thoughts and energies into other areas. You will find the greatest level of personal satisfaction is helping people become more successful.

Creating a unified team is one of the biggest challenges facing executives, managers and supervisors. But if you focus your efforts on engaging people, getting their comments and innovating the things that you do, you will find the path to becoming even more successful the most rewarding path.

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