3 Ways to Find Common Ground When Opinions Bring Work Projects to a Halt

3 Ways to Find Common Ground When Opinions Bring Work Projects to a Halt on coldstonesouthflorida.com

Because nothing and no one can stop a team that learns to work together and compromise.

We’re not going to sit here and pretend like working in an office is easy. Because it’s not. Think about it. You’ve got a group of professionals with a wide range of skill sets, goals, and roles. And that means you’ve got a lot of opinions to mull over when it comes time to make big decisions on projects. With so many different approaches and great ideas, it can be difficult to move projects forward without confrontation or disagreements — but it doesn’t always have to be that way! By building a strong team that understands one another well, you’ll soon notice that you face fewer bumps along the way to completing a big project.

In need of a few ideas on ways you can keep the wheels turning on paused projects? Wondering how you can get the team to come back together again? Here’s how you can find common ground and get your projects moving again:

1. First things first: know your team.

And we’re serious about this. Truly get to know who you’re working with from the get-go by offering employees a free Myers Briggs or other style of personality test. This will give you the opportunity to learn about your team members’ brain types and personalities and allow your team to understand what makes each other tick, how their brains work, and why they do things the way they do.

2. Get the team together for a team building activity, like a game day.

After all, the team that plays together stays together. Whether you take the everyone out for bowling or you have a team tournament in the office, bonding over competitive sports, team games, or trivia is a great way for your workers to break down barriers and learn to compromise with one another.

3. Speaking of team building, get the team together for an ice cream happy hour.

Regular happy hour can be problematic in the office. You don’t know whether workers are comfortable drinking or not, and you don’t want to worry about overindulging and creating more conflicts. So that means you’ll need to be a little more creative. Instead of happy hour, how about an ice cream happy hour? Whether you’re making milkshakes in the office with freshly crafted ice cream or you want an open sundae bar for the team to pick from, getting together over dessert is always a sweet treat.

Time to make a sweet deal? Let Cold Stone hadle it.

Bring the team together, build friendships in the office, and help your group learn to compromise with one another over something sweet. No matter your event, working with Cold Stone Catering of South Florida is easier than ever. Our ample flavors and catering options mean you’re on your way to a sweet party in no time. Plus, we make our ice cream and other novelties fresh in-house daily, so you’ll always know you have the freshest batch possible. Contact us today and we’ll walk you through a custom dessert menu that’s just right for your event.