6 Tips for Getting Your Team to Work Better Together

A. Have Them Do Their Due Diligence

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Due diligence is probably the most important part of every process to get things done well and encourage open communication. Getting a second set of eyes to take a look at things can help establish ways to do them more efficiently, ensure tasks are taken care of, and to collaborate for the best results. - Jessica Baker, Aligned Signs

A. Rent Office Space

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As communication technology continues to improve, it becomes easier for teams to work remotely. But that doesn't matter. There's an undeniable benefit to working together in person. There is a human element that, even as a tech founder, needs to be acknowledged. At Beachy, we've seen a huge improvement in our leadership communication since biting the bullet and renting office space. - Matt Houston, Beachy

A. Ask Them Questions

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Asking questions to get the conversation moving encourages the team to collaborate and create a discussion around goals. -Arry Yu, GiftStarter

A. Encourage Team Bonding

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I firmly believe team cooperation is vital to the productivity of any company as well as the company environment. I improve my team cooperation by encouraging contact even off hours and offer a team lunch at least once a week. This allows my employees to not only talk about the company's growth but to also open up and form a trust between each other. - Ajmal Saleem, Suprex Learning LLC

A. Ask Them to Brainstorm in Advance

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I send out an email in advance asking my team to start thinking about whatever it is we need to work on together. That way, they have a few days for it to sink in and come up with some ideas. It's too hard to do it on the spot in a meeting, at least from my experience. Give yourselves a few days or weeks to really think it through. - Ben Walker, Transcription Outsourcing, LLC

A. Get Them to Understand the Why

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Your employees are critical to your business, so bring them into the fold. By giving insight into different areas of the business, they will have the opportunity to understand and embrace why what your company does is so important. As the conversation shifts from the what and how to the why, your team will be able to align, explore and collaborate in ways that exceed typical workplace experiences. - Joshua Moe, Odigia

These answers are provided by members of FounderSociety, an invitation-only organization comprised of ambitious startup founders and business owners.