You may have heard the saying “There is no ‘I’ in team,” and it’s very true. When working as part of a team, it is crucial that everyone communicates and does his or her part to ensure success – and safety. In fact, according to Wolgast Restoration, effective teamwork helps to increase safety on the job site. Here are some tips for effective jobsite teamwork.
It is important for everyone on a team to be on the same page when going into a construction project. Having the same set of goals helps everyone work more quickly and efficiently and working toward the same goals reinforces the team mentality. While the obvious overall goal is finishing the project, you and your teammates may want to set short-term goals, like finishing one part of the project in a specific time frame. Achieving short-term goals can increase motivation and give you a sense of accomplishment throughout the project.
The most important part of working on any team is trusting each other. A lack of trust can lead to discrepancies among the team that can eventually lead to a decrease in productivity. According to Monster.com, you can begin building trust by giving your co-workers praise, sharing information, and avoiding gossip on the jobsite.
Review Your Progress
Once goals are set, it is important for team members to hold each other (and themselves) accountable. Take the time to do weekly check-ins with your manager and your team to follow up on your goals and share your progress. The more progress you make, the more motivated you’ll be.
According to For Construction Pros, the five traits for effective teamwork are: trust, direction, influence, transparency, and leadership. Keep these ideas in mind and both you and your team will get things done efficiently and produce great work.
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