TEAM = (T)ogether (E)veryone (A)chieves (M)ore
Oct 2, 2020
In an ideal workplace, teams would work together in harmony, celebrate each other’s accomplishments and support each other, while spending quality time together. The reality is that 85 percent of employees across levels report conflicts at the workplace.
The Team leader plays a great role in controlling conflict, but needs to understand that not all conflict is bad. Conflict fuels change, and is necessary for emotional, intellectual and moral growth of the team members.
Gaslighting is a covert type of behavior that is adept at undermining other people's self-esteem, confidence, and sense of reality.
Its toxicity flies under the radar due to its being subtle and sneaky in nature.
Being yourself is generally considered the best way to cultivate meaningful work relationships, career growth and eventual success. A strong social network is developed as a result of the work relationships that develop, resulting in better job satisfaction.
However, being totally unfiltered and trusting towards your coworkers can ruin your career in weeks, so there is a middle path that needs to be undertaken.
Ask: Who will do what, and by when?
Knowing who is responsible for what will help balance the workload, avoid duplicate work, and preempt territorial behaviour. Establishing accountability for progress on various deliverables can create greater clarity and increase the likelihood that goals will be met.
In the corporate world, employees need to communicate effectively for pitching ideas, and even to get one’s point across in meetings.
This is an art in which one has to be intentional and pay a good amount of attention to one’s communication. One cannot be a rambler or overly emotional in that kind of setting.
Group norms are the set of informal and formal ground rules that specify how people interact. The rules help members of the group determine how to behave. Advantages of clear ground rules within teams:
On a personal level, the answer is batching your shallow tasks together and blocking a time to do them all at once. On a team level, a balance can be maintained between long-term projects and short-term demands with two new complementary tools.
If and when you return to your office after the pandemic, you'll probably notice some changes.
Work-from-homers should actively remind themselves to be compassionate and generous with those who cannot work from home.
Many of our neighbors have to perform non-remote jobs that allow society to function. Others have had their income abruptly stripped away altogether.
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