The reality we all face in small, medium and big companies is that cooperation does not happen on its own. It has to be purposefully planned at the early stages of the company existence. Otherwise, cooperation will not always happen and silos, politics and conflict will be leading the company life. As a CEO or team leader you want people to work hand in hand with empathy. So that the service and product you deliver to your customers are the best your company could ever possibly produce. It won’t happen on its own!
What should you do to ensure that cooperation will be fostered in your company? Here are few suggestions on how you could do it.
- Clear Why
2. Clear roles and tasks
- Determine who does what and why (qualification)
- Identify tasks that have no one to perform them (reduce conflict potential)
- Simplify hiring new employees based on the kind of soft and hard skills required to perform them
- redistribute roles when the workload when it is unbalanced