Encouraging Teamwork in the Workplace. (Today's Accounting Manager)
Messmer, Max, The National Public Accountant
Today's accounting firms are highly collaborative. The increase in using project teams and greater reliance on the Internet and teleconferencing require staff to communicate effectively and work well together. As a manager, you need to take the lead in creating a positive, team-oriented environment. This requires much more than just pulling together a group of employees and labeling them a "team"-you need to turn the talents, knowledge and efforts of individuals into a collective force.
Set the Right Example
Start by assessing your own behavior. Employees will take their cues from you, so make sure your actions and words aren't sending conflicting messages. For instance, if you constantly complain about working with certain colleagues or clients, you are …
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Publication information: Article title: Encouraging Teamwork in the Workplace. (Today's Accounting Manager). Contributors: Messmer, Max - Author. Magazine title: The National Public Accountant. Publication date: December 2002. Page number: 32+. © 1999 National Society of Public Accountants. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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