Make time for team building. If you want your employees to work as a team, then you need to set time aside each week for team development activities and exercises to fine-tune their team attitudes. They can be as simple as time to share ideas for productivity improvement where the team members can practice listening and feedback skills. Being engaged in team building on a regular basis is critical to having smoothly operating teams.
Understand what motivates your employees. Some employees are motivated by the work alone. Some are motivated by money/income. And others are motivated by getting regular pats on the back. You have to know what motivates each team member and what motivates the team in order to get the most return on your employee investments.