In most companies, working with other contractors is taboo. Usually, you’re in competition with other local contractors, not trying to work alongside them. That could be what makes New Frontiers Landscaping just a little different. They’re making efforts to build relationships within their own company, plus local contractors that dabble in their trade.
Here is what teamwork looks like within our company
Focusing on the Strengths of People
Teamwork works better when people feel comfortable in their roles. When you focus on the strengths of your contractors, you may start to see teamwork a little differently. A person must feel strong in the role they’re working in.
So, if you’re trying to build teamwork within a company, make sure you’re focusing on the strengths of the people you’re working with.
Focusing on Communication
Let’s be honest, you cannot run a company without proper communication. Within New Frontiers Landscaping, we focus on communication. If the upper part of the company isn’t communicating with everyone else, nothing gets done.
The longer the company exists, the more communication is important. Sometimes a company that has been around for a while tend to slack off in the communication department, but that simply cannot happen here.
Celebrating Each Other’s Success
If you create an atmosphere in your company that is overly competitive, tension is born. If you create an atmosphere where you celebrate each other’s success, teamwork happens.
When you know you’ll be working with people who build you up, instead of tear you down, amazing things happen. Teamwork becomes a normal thing, which is what you want.
Working Towards a Common Goal
Another way teamwork is celebrated at New Frontiers is that we work towards a common goal. A common goal may be different each day.
For example, there is rain coming later, so let’s work together to get this done. Another day it could be “we’ve been working on this project forever, let’s work together and finish it up today.” When your team works toward a common goal, more work gets done and the finished project is taken to the next level.
As you can see, teamwork is important in any company, but especially our company. Teamwork promotes a positive atmosphere at the work site and helps to give our clients the very best end results. Hopefully, some of these tips can help your company develop teamwork that works!
What Teamwork Looks Like with Other Contractors
There may come a time in your business, where you need to work with other contractors. That happens a lot here at New Frontiers Landscaping.
We might need to hire a contractor to help us with a job, or there may be a contractor working alongside us on their own project. For us, we want to collaborate with the contractor, so the end result for our client is AMAZING. Here is what teamwork looks like with other contractors.
Collaborating with Other Contractors
When it comes down to it, teamwork is easier when you collaborate with each other. It’s always important to focus on the strength of people and companies. When you focus on the strengths, you’re able to create something amazing for customers.
Someday, instead of seeing each other as competitors, you can start seeing each other as collaborators. When this happens, a mutually beneficial relationship is born. All of this results in better service for customers and amazing results, project wise.
Sharing a Vision
It is safe to say that when you are trying to develop teamwork with other contractors, you should have a shared vision. Everyone needs to understand what their role and what the end goal is.
If everyone understands that the end goal isn’t to compete or impress one another, but to deliver great work to the client, then you are sharing a vision.
Working with another contractor also includes a lot of communication. Everyone needs to understand the project and know their respective roles. Once everyone knows this, you can focus on success, rather than failure. Plus, at the end of the day, all parties look good and re-hirable in the future.