Unity is vital in any organization. Whether that is a non-profit organization or a business organization, unity is very important to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. But why is it? What’s with the unity that makes it vital in any business success? What will happen if we take unity out of your team? Will it really affect your business?
Whether you own a startup or have been running your business for quite some time, or whether you have less than five staff or have been managing a hundred people, I encourage you to read on and see why unity is essential for your business’s success.
Unity in the Workplace.
Unity is like glue that sticks the people in the workplace together. Instead, employees would want to work with a low salary in a healthy environment rather than having a high salary with a toxic working environment. Most people resign from their jobs not because of their pay but mainly because of the working environment.
Without unity, there is a strong possibility for people to work for their own gain. They will do what will benefit them without really thinking if it will negatively affect the team or the company in general. If this goes on, it will eventually become a toxic culture that will affect your team and the business itself.
UNITY and PRODUCTIVITY.
However, with people working in unity with one another, there is an increase in productivity. A team will not be a team if they are not working together to achieve the same goal. That is why it is crucial to have a clear set of goals and have all hands on deck to achieve that.
With your team believing in its mission and vision, everyone will indeed work in unity and increase productivity. This will benefit not just you but also your team because they also believe in the goals you have set for the business.
But How Do We Achieve Unity among the Team?
Unity is a culture. It is not built overnight but over time, with everyone being intentional in building it. That is why, as a leader, it is your responsibility to engineer that culture in your team. You are the leader, and the culture that you set will just leak down to your subordinates.
Set Your Goals Clear.
Be sure that before you start a business, you know what your goals are. Having a clear vision of where you want your business to be in the next 10, 20, or more years makes it easier for you to pass it on to your team. Without a clear vision, your team will do things independently, thus, disunity in the team.
Choose Your Team Wisely.
As a leader, you are responsible for choosing who you want to include in your team. Most often, it is not about the skill but the character of the person. Skill can be learned over time, but a deeply rooted character is hard to correct. That is why you need to choose people who are teachable, willing to be corrected, ready to improve, and trustworthy. Having the team with the right set of characters makes it easier for you to build unity among each one.
Do Not Hesitate To Point Out What Needs to be Pointed Out.
Creating a safe place to make mistakes makes everyone in the team thrive. If someone made a mistake, do not be afraid to point it out privately, with the goal of correction and for that person to improve in what he does. This builds your team’s trust in you. And as you continue to do it, correcting and pointing out the things to improve among the team will be natural. Trust will be built among each one, therefore, creating that unity among the team.
Celebrate Small Wins
This is very important in team dynamics. Celebrating the wins of the team, most importantly, of each individual, can create a sense of appreciation. Praising and acknowledging everyone who did hard work to achieve a good result for the team helps you build a trust and appreciation culture, eventually leading to unity, as others would say, praise in public and correct in private.
This will make not just your team as a whole but as individuals. With everyone knowing that each of their efforts is appreciated, they will not work on their own but will benefit the team and the business.
It takes intentionality and hard work to build unity among your team. It doesn’t happen overnight, but over time, as trust among each one is developed. As a leader, take the lead. Build trust that will eventually lead to the unity of your team. This will significantly affect your business in the long run.