Building a productive work environment helps to reduce conflicts, improve performance, and generate a positive work environment.
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The environment in which we work affects our mental state, our productivity and our relationships. A supervisor, like any other employee, automatically affects the work environment. Therefore, it important for a supervisor to act in such a way as to build a productive work environment.
Goal Setting and Goal Sharing
Setting of goals must be done keeping in mind the time it will take to reach them, the abilities of the employees, and the resources available. It is a good idea to create both short and long-term goals so that the employees can stay motivated when they complete the short-term goals.
If a task takes a long time to complete, you can keep employees motivated by keeping shorter deadlines inside it. Celebrations, rewards and appreciation at the reaching of goals are good methods to keep employees enthusiastic.
To build team spirit, a supervisor needs to create common goals, even if the employees have different duties. For example, if on a project, five employees are performing different duties, stress must be put on the success of the project, and not on an individual’s success. Shared goals develop team spirit and help in reducing unhealthy competition.
A supervisor must delegate tasks according to the capabilities of the employees. Correct delegation is important to get tasks done on time and smoothly. It also leads to job satisfaction in employees and keeps their productivity at the optimum level.
To correctly delegate tasks, a supervisor must identify the strengths and weaknesses of the employees, and choose tasks that can be successfully completed using the strengths. As every employee will have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, providing tasks that use their strengths will help bring the best results.
Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts
It is important to allow the freedom for conflicts to occur, but their early resolution is equally important to minimise the damage that may be caused by them. Reoccurrence of conflicts can be avoided if their root cause is identified and eliminated. If a conflict reoccurs, it shows that their root cause is present. Conflicts that happen repeatedly can cause much damage. Therefore, a supervisor must remain aware of tensions that may cause conflicts, and make early efforts to eliminate them.
Building Team Spirit
Engaging in activities that require the involvement of the entire team is a good method to build closeness and affinity in a team. To build team spirit, commonalities among the team members must be brought into focus. Providing them with common goals also helps to build camaraderie.
Building of team spirit is essential to reduce unhealthy competitiveness that damages work and ethics. A supervisor needs to recognise and control the negative qualities to build an environment for work that is progressive and positive.
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