Now more than ever small teams and small businesses are flourishing and garnering great success. It isn’t always the huge corporate companies that people are flocking to, it’s the small but mighty brands that are thinking differently and hustling to create the best work possible. These teams are the ones that are grabbing people’s attention. We’ve put together a list of tips for working as a small team so that your business can be the most efficient and punch the biggest hit.
Communication is the key to success within every industry, every team size and every relationship; both personal and work related. Although often overlooked, it is very easy to develop strong communication among team members and throughout the office. Hold daily check-ins, schedule weekly whole team meetings and simply make sure everyone is on the same page. By being transparent about your goals, objectives and needs of each project you won’t have to worry about anything slipping through the cracks.
All work and no play will create some very unenthusiastic team players. When working as a small team, make it a priority to reward hard workers, celebrate success and have some fun when it’s earned! Weekly team lunches, a small relaxation lounge and monthly team outings are the perfect way to build relationships among your team while also showing your members that you value them. Garnering strong relationships among your team will create a healthy, passionate and proactive work environment.
No matter how talented your people are, no team large or small should ever become stagnant. Ensure that as a team, and as a small team leader, you are encouraging growth and learning for all your individuals. By developing team training days, attending industry conferences and signing up for webinars your team’s members will become smarter, more valuable and more efficient.
Just because you’re working as a small team doesn’t mean you have to do all of the large jobs solely on your own. Have a major project in the works, but believe your team may not have the resources to be most successful? Luckily, there are well-trained and highly talented freelancers that can help get the job done. Whether it’s graphic design for an upcoming campaign or internal IT work — asking for the help of a specialist will help your team reach its true potential.
Besides the large jobs, there are also those small pesky tasks that arise within any sized team. Social media, employee payroll, email marketing and project management are all things that are necessary within any business but often take up valuable time. We’ve gathered a list of apps that will help change your small business experience and have your team working more efficiently in no time.