Every MSP business needs to find creative and effective ways to improve its overall and employee productivity. One important way to go about this is to begin to develop a company culture that allows and encourages members to thrive. Effective teamwork plays an important role in this because it allows everyone to move ahead with greater focus and a shared vision and mission. This will, in turn, help to improve your company productivity.
Different Players and Different Roles
The secret to great teamwork is in recognizing the different players and different roles involved and then maximizing the power of synergy. A team brings together people with different levels of responsibility, different skill sets, and different perspectives. Some important characteristics of a productive team include the following:
- Empowered to contribute – Every player in your MSP business as a whole and in the smaller teams that make it up has a unique part to play. Management is there to provide vision, oversight, and good leadership. Team members at every level should feel empowered to contribute and to bring their skills and abilities to the table. Some qualities that go hand in hand with team empowerment are open and free communication channels, effective problem-solving and brainstorming sessions, and creativity which leads on to innovation.
- Shared workload – As the old saying goes, many hands make light work. In an effective team, delegation is done accordingly so that the weight of the workload is shared among members. With one goal in mind, everyone can rally together to get the job done.
- Team support – A shared focus brings everyone together like nothing else can. A great team environment is one where people are supportive of each other from both the top-down management level and also among co-workers. People’s strengths are recognized and there is room to grow and learn from each other in areas that are a little more challenging. There is also the advantage of having that morale boost, as everyone pulls together and success is achieved.
- Recognition and reward – Empowerment is the first part of helping people know that their contributions matter and that they are trusted and valued members of the team. Taking time to appreciate or celebrate the contributions of team members and the small and large successes of the team can really help to provide job satisfaction and team motivation.
By building the above factors into your different teams, you can unite the members and boost productivity. This is good news for your MSP business in terms of greater efficiency, an inspiring work environment, and the positive impact on your ability to deliver great services to your clients.