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How businesses can use small teams effectively

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 13, 2019 1:08:22 PM
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Maintaining a business with few employees may seem like a daunting task but some say that small teams are better than larger ones. We dive into how you can utilise your small team to the fullest boosting morale, engagement and productivity.

Communication, Communication, Communication

With a small team, it’s essential to have everyone on the same page.

Maintain good communication with your employees and make sure they are informed on events, tasks and deadlines.

Acknowledge Good Work

This may seem obvious but taking time to appreciate the work and performance can do wonders for the team.

Recognising talent by introducing employee of the month or giving bonuses will boost morale and encourage employees to work harder.

Use A Collaborative Task Management Tool

Programmes such as Slack and Basecamp make it easy for your team to keep on track of tasks and assign to different people.

Furthermore, using a task management tool also helps prioritise tasks and increase productivity.

Assign Tasks To The Right People

Following on from the last point, make the most out of your small team by delegating tasks to the right people.

Assigning tasks diligently allows employees to use their best skills allowing them to be more engaged within their role and cause them to perform better.

Positive Working Relationships

Finally, it’s important to encourage positive working relationships.

By having a small team there’s already a greater advantage as you can get to know your staff on a more personal level rather than professional.

Encourage your colleagues to get to know each other to strengthen workplace relationships and build rapport.


Having small teams doesn't have to be negative, big or small employees are the heart of your business.

By following these steps you can make sure you're getting the most out of each member and increase productivity and efficiency while ensuring you are on the right track when growing your business.

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