The old saying goes: two heads are better than one, but in the hustle and bustle of your workweek, it can be easy to place important conversations with your coworkers on the back burner. In times of high stress in the office, people tend to shut others out rather than invite them in. The reality is that sharing ideas and opinions with your coworkers is an integral building block to efficiency and professional success. Here’s why:
Boost Creativity and Learning
Just like an office space needs the right office supplies, coworkers need conversation to help ensure success. By sharing ideas in a group, you instantly open the door for more diverse and widespread opinions than you might get brainstorming solo. Additionally, by sharing knowledge, you maximize knowledge. The more people are working towards the same goals together, the more likelihood of success.
Sharing Skills and Strengths
When you share ideas with a group you are also showcasing your skills and talents. Knowing everyone’s strong suits can be tremendously helpful when delegating tasks. Everyone on your team can shine doing what they’re most comfortable with. On the flip side, it can also allow you to identify weaknesses and receive guidance from someone with a stronger skill set in that particular area.
In your professional life, a good reputation is often an invaluable asset. By sharing ideas and working with your coworkers, you instantly show them that you’re a team player and are willing to work with others towards the good of the company. In doing so, you leave a lasting impression with those in your professional field and ensure that people have the best things to say about you.
Overall, sharing ideas and opinions with your coworkers can be transformative when it comes to teamwork, efficiency, leaving good impressions and most importantly, success. In uncertain times today, with growing concern and changes in daily life as a result of COVID-19, communication with coworkers should be placed at the epicenter of all business. While working remotely, set a clear intention to use the tips provided to ensure that your teamwork stays as strong as ever.