Encourage Positive Team Behavior that Boosts Organizational Productivity
As a professional, you must have come across the five behaviors of a team, which include Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. These behaviors are difficult to instill in your employees, especially when you have a diverse and dispersed workforce. Today, we tend to ignore a lot of negativities in the workplace due to high-intensity work and burnout. It is, of course, a mistake because as much as you skip this, it will impact the survival of the company in its niche industry. Trying to build a good team and ensuring that there is enough positive energy going around requires monitoring and checking the behavior of your employees regularly. The following blog will give you an idea of how to maintain good behavior in your workplace and what to expect.
A Quick Insight into Developing Effective Teams
A team in a professional enterprise is defined as a group of diverse members bringing in different experiences and talents who work together towards a distinct goal. This team is united, and a strong team will not break with one argument. The trick to developing culture of teamwork is first to understand the individuals involved. Today, because of the introduction of hybrid work modes, most people communicate through technological platforms. Therefore, getting to know each other personally, which would improve their behavior towards one another, becomes a challenging task. However, with a bit of training and a lot of initiative from the business world, we can still increase positivity in the workplace.
For example, Forbes reports that 96% of employees feel that empathy is a behavior that can increase employer retention.
All this means is that Good behaviors, which are about support and help, go a long way. Most people today are fighting to survive, which means they are competing with each other and hesitate to help as they might lose out. It further affects the professional environment as most employees have become isolated, leading to depression and reduced performance. The company should reassure their employees about their intention of providing security and support, which is the key to developing effective teams.
Behave Well to Develop an Effective Team
The word ‘behave’ comes into our curriculum from our school days. Our teachers have always asked us to behave, and why do you think it is true today as well? Your behavior is a measure of your personality and humanity. Good behavior indeed goes a long way. In the workplace, the five behaviors of a team also talk about accountability, which is the essence of a good worker and leader. You need to take the initiative and be the first to start something new that will resonate through your company. One of the other behaviors is being enthusiastic, which means you must positively affect your team members.
Further, you must present a positive attitude and a moral and ethical stance. Encourage your fellow team members and provide information to anyone who requires it. Coordination and collaboration are essential for building effective teams, which means you need to work together, and isolation is not an option to survive in this highly intense and fast-paced business world.
According to the Harvard Business Review, all teams are different from each other as they are diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic.
Practitioners have identified the basics involved in team effectiveness, which has taken 40 years of research. Research shows that an effective team needs direction, which means a goal that will be engaging and related to all talents involved. A team will only be inspired if they are given a task or an objective that will help them reach a certain point as an individual and also help the company. It must impact their personalities and work performance in addition to getting recognition and promotions. Therefore, building an effective team culture requires a positive mindset, goals, and initiatives from the business environment.