United we stand and divided we fall. This is a quite old maxim that you might have heard plenty of times when you were a student. I recall you this adage today because this saying is important to keep in your mind if you want to achieve something in your business.
If this is important to have a team that is wholeheartedly dedicated to accomplishing your visions, this is also important that the team members amicably coordinate with each other and there should be no controversy or rivalry amongst them. It is because their disputes can affect your business goals. The conflicts amongst employees can create obstacles in your way to attain your goals.
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Your employees are the most valuable assets of your organization, and their work will decide the direction of your business in the market. Or, in other words, your success is directly proportional to the commitment they show towards the assignment given to them. And they will not be capable of putting their best if they are involved in politics.
You may say office politics is acommonthing, and that exists almost in every office; maybe it’s hard to discover an office on this earth wherein office politics does not have any place. This is true but partially. This exists in most of the offices, but not in every office. In those this exists, they struggle to achieve expected results.
Most of the organizations become successful because they deal with the politics in their offices very professionally.
If you go into the depth of the question – why most of the start-ups fail, you will find that office politics is also one of the main reasons behind their failure. To get the favor of the boss, some employees start backbiting in the organization, and they do not miss any opportunity to prove their coworkers inferior to them, and this gives space to office politics.
Many employers enjoy this environment because they assume they can get the benefit of the fighting between their employees. They believe if employees are fighting they will not be able to form a unity in them so the employer will be able to get the talks running the team and would be able to apply any policy that he wants. Believe me, such organizations are entirely wrong. In reality, they are making their own loss.
If two employees do not like each other, they will never support each other in anything. If they have to work together, they will do it half-heartedly. They will think more about them than the other one, and they will forget the interest of the company as well, so the loser will be you.
So, what should you do now?
You should discourage any such efforts in your organization and create an environment in which people have a feeling that backbiting and unnecessary disputes will do their own loss.
Instead of believing the words of anybody, start using your own brain. Apply your sixth sense to identify the most loyal people in your organization. Give them the responsibility to ensure there should be no any such rivalries amid employees that can affect the interest of the organization.
What is more, provide an open platform where employees can raise their issues without any fear so that you can come to know what is running in their minds. If the issue is resolvable, then resolve it; otherwise, ask them to make sure their rivalry should not affect the work; else, you will take action against both of them.
One more thing, create an environment in your office in which everybody gets his due respect. If people don’t feel they are getting the respect they deserve. They forget about the things like loyalty and become a part of politics.
To make the team in your organization, you can organize a team-building workshop as well. If you consider you have anybody in your team who can take this big responsibility that is okay; otherwise, you can reach a professional expert for the job. You can approach an expert trainer with years of experience. The trainer will make your team understand the significance of the unity amongst the team members. Moreover, he will let them know how this will benefit them. The professional trainer will teach them why they should keep personal rivalry at bay when it comes to professional assignments. Moreover, he will provide them practical tips how they can do this in the best possible manner.
How can you reach a professional trainer? Google is there to resolve this problem. Take the help of the search engine to find the best training center that can provide you with the best team building workshop trainer.
How can you take the help of Google for your search?
Type your query in the search box. The search engine will show you many results specific to your query. Now, you can check some results available on the first few pages. Now, you can check the content available on the website then read reviews about them.
The training institutes about which you notice many positive reviews you can talk to them to know more about them about them and the trainer they will send to help your team. Now, based on your discussion you can take your final decision.
Don’t waste your time before office politics get a place in your office, or if it is already there, then before it becomes an untreatable problem that can ruin your business dreams.