In these times of downsizing and belt tightening, our collective organizations are smaller, work more closely together and carry more diverse roles than ever before. It is critical to have everyone work together, as a team. While there are excellent facilitated team building programs out there in the market, simple steps can be taken to improve your dynamic. At the root is communication. Having each person or area present 5-10 minutes, on their roles, to the company helps all clearly see who does what. Things like bowling as a social outing can also do wonders, even when you mix up the teams so departments are not together, forcing interaction. Bottom line – find ways to get your people to talk with one another and work together via these steps.