Teamwork in the workplace is definitely not what it used to be once upon a time. Today, there are lots of conversations about effective teamwork in the workplace on the Internet. Managers and supervisors are scratching their heads to find better solutions.
They are practically running out of ideas to inspire teamwork. There’s definitely an attitude shift. And it doesn’t seem like the problem will ever go away soon. It’s a harsh reality that most companies have to face today.
According to an article written two years ago on CNN Money about employee’s new year’s resolution, 84% of employees said that they plan to look for a new position next year. Why is that?
Well, the main reason is, there are too many disruptive changes happening too fast. Employees are more cynical and less engaged. Needless to say, morale is at an all time low.
Basically, many employees are somewhat disappointed. They woke up one day and found a radically different kind of workplace than they signed up for.
Because of their disappointment, they are now showing up with a lack of concerns. Simply put, they just don’t care anymore. Instead of thriving in the company, they are merely surviving.
As you might imagine, when people are surviving, they are not thinking about the teamwork. They are rather looking out to keep their heads above the water.
If you have a sense your employees are at the survival mode, you have an emergency to deal with. And you need to find a way to remedy the situation right away. (more…)