Top Five Advice to Hold a “Ways of Working” Discussion with Your Team

Many people like to work in the morning as it is more productive. There is new energy and zeal when working at these hours.

To have more productive and efficient working some ways of working meeting that every head of the department should use:

Initial Preparation

When you hold a meeting about the topic, it’s better to keep an open mind and set a goal or a possible outcome along with the team.

Discussion of the expectation with the team via meeting is a viable option. To have a proper meeting here are some questions that can be asked:


What is the amount of time you can devote working on your computer?

What’s the time when work is collaborative and when focusing can be done.


What do you expect or need from the group?

What is the greatest obstacle you faced while working as a team remotely?

 What is by far the greatest obstacle hindering while working in an office?


Which mechanisms for communication you prefer?


What support can I provide you for working more efficiently?

Do you need more resources for efficiency?

Don’t feel awkward when telling the idea of sharing it within the team

It will also certainly help if you analyse the team statistics and efficiency and monitor them closely. Some insights are listed:

A. Working Hours and routine

How to initiate the day?

When does everyone come online?

When is the work efficiency highest?

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B. Insights

How much focus can be on the work?

What are distractions which decrease efficiency?

C. Fatigue Insights or Burnout

The number of employees who have burnout?

How many workers are taking breaks, and is it adequate?


The Meeting

It is good when a member of the team shares some insights.

It could build some solutions and some possible ways to increase efficiency.

All the opinions and insights must be respected, and respect is initiated. Set a plan of action so that the work is done effectively and efficiently.

If you are the head of the department, then a summary should be done as soon as the plan is made.

Some tips for facilitation:

  • When you hear an insight, keep an open mind and share it with others to know about the opinion response.
  • Create a confined area where everyone is given time.
  • Take all answers into account and tell them that no opinion is wrong
  • Ask people who don’t share much and if there is a difference of opinion.
  • When there is disapproval, or all the members are not satisfied, negotiate the terms.
  • Closing or ending the meeting by showing gratitude and mutual respect among members.


Agreements & Commitments

It’s even better to make a summary of all the topics and opinions covered in the meeting just to recap.

These recaps will surely help you regain the memory of what topics were covered and all the commitments and amendments that were made.

Again, an email is a good way to facilitate and adapt to the needs.

Continuing the Discussions

Some necessary actions need to be regulated for a talk to continue.

It reflects dedication and a sheer will of efficiency and improvement.

Some tips that will test the commitment made:

  • Schedule a meeting that can reflect the dedication to the talks that were made during the meeting.
  • Take responsibility for all the commitments made as a head and leader it’s the job that you leave a positive impact on the employees.
  • Ask the team members and people how they felt about the amendments and decisions made during the meeting.
  • Take accountability for all the actions and decisions taken by the member of the team.
  • Encourage the members of the team to give their utmost best and face the obstacles with sheer will.


Future Perspective

Once the goal is realised, and work is initiated, it is also important to realise what future aspirations are expected.

Therefore, a meeting should be called to discuss the future perspective and the ambition that it is driving towards.

Empowerment on working ways

It’s always good and best if the head of the team empowers the member of the team.

A foundation should be set up and time value and efficiency of works should be kept in mind.

Every team has its skill-set, so each member may or may not have the same goal, so every opinion should be taken into account, and negotiation of collective goal should be realised.


About Work Examiner and Monitoring 

Work Examiner is an award-winning workforce productivity and analytics software that helps all the companies in effective monitoring without invading any employee’s or team members privacy.

It also analyses and evaluates certain aspects, which can ultimately result in stating the productivity of a certain person.

It is an effective system and a modern way to monitor the workforce.

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