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  1. 5 Ways to Help Your Employees Work as a Team

    Feb 19, 2015  //  by admin  //  blog  //  No Comments

    There’s no “I” in team, so they say, but some days, you just can’t get your employees to work together. One of the most important criteria for a company’s success is the ability of its employees to work well together, but nearly every business will have one or more colleagues who don’t play well with others. And lack of cooperation can dampen the morale and productivity of the entire department.

    Some amount of conflict is normal and even healthy. It’s part of working on a team. But it’s the department that works well together even through conflict that stays together – and gets things done. So how can you encourage your team to work as one? Try these 5 simple and effective tips.

     

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    Set up Conflict Management Procedures Before Problems Arise

    It’s a lot harder to stop a disagreement once it happens, so have solid rules set in place that will allow employees to work through issues quickly.

    Focus Team Members on a Shared Goal

    When employees are able to focus on something larger than their conflicts, they find ways to work together. Create opportunities for them to tackle an issue together. During these times, people begin to see that they need one another, and that together, they can accomplish great things.

    Make Teamwork Part of the Performance Review

    Begin with making teamwork a performance expectation whenever someone joins your team. Then assess each member’s contribution to the team on their annual performance reviews. If you don’t measure out your expectations to your crew, they can’t see them as priorities.

    Teach Personal Responsibility and Direct Communication

    This is perhaps the most important factor for improving work relationships. As mentioned earlier, conflicts happen. But it’s up to each person to see that they handle it professionally and work to improve the situation. Teach your team to address problems head on, in a non-accusatory way.

    Celebrate and Reward Great Teamwork

    Acknowledge employees regularly for their teamwork efforts – beyond the annual review. Not only does this encourage them, it also allows them to see that teamwork is a high priority.

    Culver-Newlin knows that teamwork is crucial to success. For over 50 years, our team has worked together to ensure our commitment to you stands strong. No matter your business, we’re here to supply all of your office needs. Contact us today at 949-288-6739 or info@culver-newlin.com.

  2. Riding the Crest of the Small Business Wave

    Feb 10, 2015  //  by admin  //  blog  //  No Comments

    2015 is a positive time for starting or growing your small business. According to Business News Daily, today’s small business has more potential for success than ever before. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, being positioned to take advantage of major business trends can propel your business forward as you ride the crest of the small business wave.

    Culver-Newlin started business over 50 years ago in Southern California. Our school and office furniture company provides the highest quality products available for your business furniture needs. Believing in the small business tradition, Culver-Newlin offers these trade trends for the success of your endeavor. And as you launch and expand your company, contact us for your office furniture needs. Our sales staff will work with you to outfit you for continued success.

    I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. – Bill Rancic

    The online market is the future of business.  The provision of real-time services and solutions sets your business on the crest of the wave. The good news is that the latest innovations in technology have served to lower equipment prices for easier small business accessibility. As mobile buying and selling continue to increase, the focus will remain on operational efficiency. The ability to respond in real time to client desires and demands is essential for today’s small business.

    Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. – Unknown

    What does your website look like? Is it vibrant and engaging? One business owner stated: “A winning business must have a great, clear, user-friendly, mobile-optimized website.” Reaching potential clients and retaining present customers will be the proof of your own powerful online presence and effective online strategy. And maintaining relationship with consumers is fed by online advertising and offerings.

    I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. – Walter Cronkite

    How about data security? As you are receiving customers’ private information, you must consider this issue and be prepared to offer protection.

    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier

    The successful small business in 2015 will ride the crest of the wave by being patently unique, personal in service, and staffed with talented personnel. Agility in business through the adaptation of innovation and marketing strategies will position you for the expansion you have worked so hard to achieve. And Culver-Newlin is your partner in meeting your needs for quality office furniture. Call 949-597-0123 for more information and assistance in furnishing your growing business.