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Turn the Sarcasm Into A Positive for Your Team

Our biggest challenge is getting everyone to work together as a team instead of bickering about one is doing more than someone else. It seems the more I try to motivate, the more sarcasm I receive back. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you!

The Team Doc Says…

Here's a short and sweet answer for you.

It's really tough to get people to work as a true team. Believe it or not, sarcasm is actually a sign of progress. Make sure when you get that from people you turn it around as a question to them such as, “How is that so?” or “What makes you think that?”

Keep moving forward. You'll get there.

 

About Denise O'Berry

Denise O'Berry is President of The Small Business Edge Corp, a small business consulting firm. A small business owner since 1996, Denise understands the challenges facing small business. She's lived them herself and helped hundreds of clients work through the frustrations, fears, and joys of owning a small business. Denise is the author of Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success, a practical guide about keeping the cash in your business - where it belongs. Find more resources and tips at deniseoberry.com and askteamdoc.com