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As you grow your small business you will naturally want to recruit new people into your company. That changes the workplace dynamic and it can be a challenge to keep everybody motivated, especially when the going gets tough. Introducing a company tradition could bring the team closer together and ensure your staff are on course to continue to grow the business with you.

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What better pick-me-up is there than praise for your hard work? Praise can turn a bad day around. It can remind you that although you're stressed and buried in piles of work, you're doing a good job. That's why team members, regardless of their positions, shouldn't hesitate to praise each other.

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If you work in a remote team, one of the aspects you quickly notice is the importance of communication. Finding the best ways to communicate with your team is imperative when you're not working face-to-face, because you're missing most -- if not all -- of the context of each person's situation.

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Last week, we visited Mission Escape Games (MEG) in Sydney to partake in a "puzzle game simulator". This involved finding and solving various clues to escape a series of locked, interconnected rooms in under an hour. While strongly geared towards entertainment, the game is also a valuable team-building exercise that can reveal a surprising amount about your employees or workmates. Who has the strongest leadership qualities? Who is the least capable of cooperating? Who is likely to crack under pressure? The answer is likely to be found in MEG's dimly-lit rooms.