Collaboration in the Workplace
Repeated delays, personal phone calls to the office, indiscretions, bad behavior towards a client, a colleague, or even a superior. Moreover inappropriate language or dress. The grievances a manager may have towards his colleagues can be many, more or less subtle, and of different degrees of importance! Collaboration in the workplace considers employees’ ideas, and opinions. It encourages innovation and boosts productivity and employee satisfaction.
While some do not put the company at risk, it is nevertheless essential for any good manager to express his dissatisfaction with these hiccups and to take stock without delay. Indeed, postponing the deadline could result in a negative escalation and lead to a conflict much more difficult to manage.
By nature, the human being is hostile to conflict. Some have a habit of postponing any explanation to later. What, we have just seen, does not generate anything good. We all tend to think that to be appreciated; we must be friendly, understanding, and peaceful.
However, in some positions, constructive criticism is synonymous with respect and competence. This is the case for positions of responsibility, especially those that generate the management and management of employees. However, I insist on the word “constructive”. Since I already hear something (loud and clear) that a manager must necessarily criticize his staff. After all, he is the leader, the authority, and the guarantor who decides!
Crop a Collaborator
Some executives, surfing on the wave of the management in the American way, in particular, base their management of the men in part on this belief. Employees follow their leader sometimes with their eyes closed, because the latter advocates good ideas, distills the right orders, and promises a future they see much better. In fact, for this to work, it is however essential that the manager in question has certain skills. In other words: it is a good minimum. Thus that’s another story!
Especially in the United States, the mobility of workers has always been commonplace. We easily leave the ship to embark on another more attractive trip. Moreover, we also do not hesitate to suggest to a collaborator that we do not feel the height or image of the post to go elsewhere. So can it be the subject of a future ticket?
Let’s go back to our preoccupation of the moment!
For the smooth running of things, the progress of everyone, and the conduct of projects. However also for a good atmosphere in your service, you must make your subordinate understand that he must change his behavior a little. You will also need to make sure that he understands the message and makes sure it does not happen again.
An Unambiguous Statement to better Build
Here are some tips and advice to keep in mind when reframing is needed:
- Do not react aggressively. Unless the situation requires it. In which case, it is necessary to apply some basic rules: breath, do not get angry, report the facts objectively and have this statement validated by the person involved, impose, better: to implicate the wrongdoer, as for the repair of the incident, then set a meeting cold to take stock more serenely.
- Prepare the crop carefully. The latter will most often take the form of an interview between you and your collaborator that you have taken care to prevent. Nothing worse than being put on the wall!
- During this meeting, do not forget his skills (without doing too much). You will need to welcome your collaborator and recall the facts.
- Be clear about what you blame. Weigh your words – it’s useless to belittle your subordinate and push him a little deeper – and tell your associate very explicitly what you expect from him in the future rather than what has hurt you. In two words: be constructive!
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- Practice active listening by letting the offender express himself and making sure that the latter is receptive! If your goal is for things to go smoothly and as you wish, it is important that everyone can express themselves freely and hear what the other person has to say. This will facilitate the continuation of the relationship and will contribute to the establishment of a climate of trust.
- Make sure that your call to order is well assimilated. You must be certain of your employee’s understanding of the situation by making him rephrase what you have just said and by asking him, for example, to outline what he plans to implement to achieve the objectives that you have just defined.
- Formalize a contract with your collaborator. A contract that will take again the resources to be implemented so that this kind of slippage does not happen again.
- Subsequently, encourage and control that things happen according to this pact.
If nothing changes, do not hesitate: it will harden the tone and perhaps call on the HRD to think about the necessary measures, if any. Fortunately, in most cases, and if the crop is well done, everyone comes out of it! I’m counting on you to share your experiences!
Team Collaboration for Successful Business
Employees’ thoughts, talents, perspectives, and viewpoints are considered in workplace collaboration. When people collaborate freely, their processes and priorities become more compatible, resulting in a higher success rate in achieving a shared goal. With the market being more competitive, it’s more important than ever to promote workplace collaboration.
Collaboration encourages innovation, boosts productivity, and boosts employee satisfaction. Collaboration can be a unique differentiator for your business if you have the right attitude and processes in place. The above results demonstrate that workplace teamwork is a key contributor to overall business performance.
Tools of Collaborative Work
Numerical means are very diverse, in a closed environment (intranet, training platform) or open (Internet, social networks):
- Communication tools: instant messaging, corporate social networks
- discussion forums, audio or video chat, telephone, videoconferencing
- Organizational tools or collaborative platforms: the agenda to schedule actions and appointments, project management software like Plan zone.
- Storage and sharing tools such as online storage services
- Shared creation tools such as wikis allow writing to several shared blogs or even pages created on social networks
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