Clarify your routines

Working together, write down the rules that govern how the daily routine work in your group is managed. For example, how the folders in the copy room are arranged or at what point in the day the dishwasher in the lunch room is run. 
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Clarify your routines

“What in the world are you doing!?” Sometimes we think that a colleague is doing a task completely wrong, and cannot understand why they aren’t doing it our way. Psychological research conducted by Karen A. Jehns shows that disagreement with respect to routine work tasks can lead to conflict and reduce productivity. This despite the fact that in the end the work group always does what it usually does. Task-related conflicts distract employees from their work. In order to prevent this, the work group can establish a clear structure for unwritten rules and thereby create a better working environment.