More communication as an economic advantage
When Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer 2013 announced that her employees should no longer work in the home office, the indignation was extremely great. Today, one and a half years later, this also seems to be an economic advantage, says Steffen Hopf, CEO of Yahoo Germany: "Especially teamwork benefits."
Because if team spirit and identification with the Company is missing, that's a problem. Since 2001, the consulting firm Gallup has created a commitment index for Germany. According to recent surveys, entire 67 percent of respondents are on duty and 17 percent have quit internally.
Teambuilding with snowball effect
Maybe team building will help? In Switzerland, I saw the so-called Meeting Trophy: eight teams solve tasks and compete against each other, for example, in pedal boating or snowball throwing.
But what happens? Firstly the usual group dynamics: competition sweeps by delimitations from the opponent and joint successes together.
Interesting role allocation
Interestingly, the role distribution: who volunteers, who stays in the background, who gives the bellwether, who fails under stress and who brings the coals out of the fire? Here are characters and behaviors as in the job.
If the team members are too different, they'll crack, if they're too similar, they can not handle the multiple challenges. In the end, the team in the lead, which combines all these opposites best - just office in the microcosm. And I realize that the simplest tasks, such as salami knots, often bring the biggest effects.
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