Working successfully as a team isn’t always easy, but when we can put strategies in place to support effective team collaboration, the results will speak for themselves. Here are some strategies that you can use.
Did you know that 46% of a typical work day is spent interacting with others (compared to 39% doing individual work?* I’m going to take an educated guess and suggest that the percentage of time working with others would be even higher in early education and care.
In fact, with the exception of family day care educators, we spend the vast majority of our time working as part of a team. With that can come an array of challenges such as conflicting ideas and different temperaments, or personality types, but there are also an abundance of opportunities that arise from working effectively as part of a team, including:
Working successfully as a team isn’t always easy, but when we can put strategies in place to support effective team collaboration, the results will speak for themselves.
There you have it, four pretty simple things that you can do to better support team collaboration and connection. If your team has been struggling to work together effectively, try implementing one of these strategies and see how it makes a difference.
Did you know that Sprout can also help your team collaborate? By taking care of your compliance tasks in a centralised way, Sprout not only helps your team to stay focussed on the important tasks, ensuring that tasks get done when needed, it also gives your team back their time - allowing them to spend more time connecting, collaborating and absorbing themselves in their practice and pedagogy!
It's not simply enough to record that there is a hazard - there needs to be a process to report that hazard.
The terms "hazard" and "risk" are used quite a lot in early childhood. But what do they really mean, and what is the difference?
Risk assessments can sometimes feel onerous. There are a multitude of experiences, hazards and events that require risk assessing in our early education and care services and the paperwork can feel a little overwhelming at times. But, we want you to think about risk assessments as being a positive thing.