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Handling Emotional and Mental Trauma, and Burnout

Everyone is tired and trying to find ways to stay inspired is challenging for both the leader and the team members. 

However, as leaders we have to make space for deeper emotions to emerge. We cannot pretend that everything is normal therefore it is important to set reflection practices that have to do with understanding, processing, and digesting everything that's happened.

Prosocial motivation is what we call the process of developing empathy for somebody and having the urgency to help them meet their needs.




Water cooler magic is best described as the serendipituous interactions between people in hallways between meetings in the office which some say is the key to innovation and creativity and organizational culture.

  1. Start with small pairings -- so that they can have a little bit of psychological safety with the other person
  2. Give them a small project that they both can work on 
  3. Eventually, try to merge the small pairing with another pair to collaborate on ideas and enhance what they've do...

Many people worry that creativity and collaboration suffer when teams are working remotely or in hybrid flexible configurations, and sure, there's a challenge of having a lack of in-person vitality but if you're creative enough about the formats ...

With a hybrid team, interactions and relationships across cultures -- even at a significant distance -- is important because it can spur your own creativity, and in order to do so team members must have a meaningful relationship with each other.

Design and all kinds of creative work is a way to help people develop skills to navigate the kind of uncertainty that we are currently in. 

  1. It is a combination of acknowledging the challenges of the moment while continuing to focus on what you're trying to achieve as a group.
  2. In order to have a long lasting feeling of inspiration, the team must feel like they're a part of something bigger and to do this, you can try the ...

There are some managers who love having video meetings with a document open but there are many who hate it. 

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