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What are the best things that businesses can do to improve the teamwork of their employees?

Introduction

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One problem that a lot of business owners or managers face is how to get their staff to work well together as a team. There are many different ways that companies try to improve teamwork, but the most effective method is still up for debate.

Vocabulary

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(most) likely (Adverb) = probably.
Example: “I think they will most likely vote against an increase in public health spending”.

Affect (Verb) = to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause them to change OR to cause a strong emotion, especially sadness.
Example: “We were concerned about how changing schools would affect the children”.

As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Communicate (Verb) = to share information with others.
Example: “The internet is a great tool that allows you to communicate with people all over the world”.

Benefit (someone/something) (Verb) = to be helped by something or to help someone.
Example: “The yoga classes are really benefitting me”.

Beneficial (Adjective) = Used to describe something that is good or helpful.
Example: “It's very beneficial to exercise every day”.

Come easily/easy/naturally (Phrase) = to be very easy for someone.
Example: “Mathematics also came easily to Jonathan”.

Importance (Noun) = how important someone or something is.
Example: “People often underestimated the importance of a healthy balanced diet”.

The Question

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What are the best things that businesses can do to improve the teamwork of their employees?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to What are the best things that businesses can do to improve the teamwork of their employees?
  • How important do you think teamwork is for a business?
  • Have you ever done anything in your job to help improve teamwork? Did it work?
  • What mistakes do companies make when trying to improve teamwork?

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