Workers urged to build on ideas as a team
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Employees should attempt to build on each other's ideas when operating as a team in the workplace.
This is the view of Dominic Swords, co-chair of judges for the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange and economist at the Henley Business School, who urged staff to define their goals.
Workers should also give staff recognition to their colleagues and allow them to share their own concepts and ideas, Mr Swords said.
"There's often a lot of idea assassination that goes on in teams, where people fear the competition and they want to shoot each other down. Get out of the habit of saying 'yes, but' and get into the habit of saying 'yes, and'," he added.
The National Business Awards, which Mr Swords is a key part of, helps to recognise the efforts of organisations across the UK, helping them to raise their profile and impress partners as well as investors./script>