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Mariana from the Uspanglish team is writing to you today. Our brand’s mission is to help everyone learn the English they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives. With that in mind, we’ve created this section where you’ll find weekly articles of interest to improve your work performance and personal growth. We’ll cover a variety of topics, including organization and productivity, organizational climate, and more.

Building Extraordinary Teams

Today, we want to talk about the importance of building extraordinary teams. Many people see their colleagues as nothing more than people who deliver work and complete tasks. However, in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to understand that we’re working with human beings who think, feel, and bring those emotions with them to work.

The Importance of Communication

No team can survive if everyone works independently and doesn’t interact with each other. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be friends with your coworkers, but it is important to understand the value of their work and let them know you appreciate it. This will motivate them to fulfill their obligations.

Conversations are vital to the integrity of an organization, especially difficult conversations that can lead to complex answers. It’s important to listen to everyone’s opinions, whether it’s for a project or to discuss performance over a certain period of time. Everyone should feel heard, even if their opinion isn’t the most positive. At first, people may not be willing to tell you what they think, but if you give them confidence and let them know their opinions matter, they’ll be more likely to speak openly and transparently.

Incentives and Recognition

There should always be incentives, and they don’t necessarily have to be tangible. A reward for good performance could be letting someone do a task they’ve been waiting to be assigned. Making someone feel valued can be done through verbal and nonverbal communication. A good attitude can be contagious and have excellent benefits when it comes to seeing results at the end of the month.

Getting to Know Your Teammates

Without being intrusive, try to get to know the people you work with. We often think that everything that happens in a meeting, for example, is the result of what was said in the space, but it could be that the person has problems at home that have affected their attitude and performance. Ask them how they’re doing, how their family is doing, or, if you don’t want to get too personal, ask them how their commute was. These details will make a difference and allow you to understand why certain behaviors may be occurring.

Your Team as Your Support System

Contrary to what many people think, teams should be your support system, both on good days and in times of crisis. Don’t forget to empathize with the people you see every day, and if you find communication difficult, try using icebreakers. These are activities that take no more than fifteen minutes and will allow you to get to know your team and improve the atmosphere immediately.

Warm regards,

Mariana

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