Emotional acknowledgment is a tactic that should be used thoughtfully — not all the time. If your coworkers believe your actions are motivated by selfish reasons, it will be less effective, as people will assume that you are acknowledging them only for personal benefit. 

For instance, asking your boss what’s bothering them right before your performance review may be interpreted as manipulative. 

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A high-profile person may have a good network that can be useful to us, and also others in ways we would not be able to predict. We can leverage our connections, along with our knowledge of culture and socio-political landscape, to make us a valued internal collaborator.

A straightforward path to capital and funds access is a great motivator for a prospective partner to say yes. A visible business pipeline or solid marketing plan can act as a catalyst to seal the deal.

Ways to Convince Someone to Collaborate with You


A Sense Of Belonging
  • Belongingness is an emotional need of human beings, a desire to be accepted by a group of people, be it at the school or office.
  • Being part of a group includes acceptance, attention and support.
  • As people strive for belongingness, they also change their behaviour, beliefs and attitudes to conform to the standards and norms of that group.
  • To affiliate with others and be socially accepted is due to a basic intrinsic motivation: The need to belong.
  • It affects our self-presentation, self-assessment and also leads to social comparison.

What Is a Sense of Belonging?


The consequence of unrealistic goals

Some people love to set super-ambitious goals, thinking that even if they don't make those goals, they'll still achieve more than if they set lower goals. Other people get a buzz with stretch goals. Give them more incentives, and they'll achieve more.

But over-stretched goals can be counterproductive.

  1. Failure becomes excusable. Instead of challenging but achievable goals, piling unrealistic expectations on top of limited resources can lead to a culture of excuses and failure.
  2. If we frequently accept excuses, failure becomes acceptable.
  3. Once we've given people excuses and accepted defeat, we're too close to slipping into a culture where failure is expected.

Three Reasons Unrealistic Goals Create a Culture of Failure


An Overwhelmed Team

While a manager expects and assumes the team to be top-notch in their work, completing projects like there is no tomorrow, the reality of workers is quite different. More than half of the workforce is overwhelmed and maxed-out, according to a survey.

A manager cannot pretend everything is hunky-dory and has to recognize the problem and provide solutions.

How To Spot The Signs Of Team Overwhelm (And What To Do About It)


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