Psychological safety in the workplace is about providing a safe space for employees to be their full selves and not to feel that they will be punished or humiliated for expressing their opinion, ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.
We hear a lot of talk around teams and what makes some teams more successful than others. Do your teams have what it takes to be successful? Use these research-based key points to improve the success and effectiveness of your teams.
During the last decade, emotional intelligence became a hot topic and buzzword, and the concept of understanding not just the feelings of others, but also our own feelings came into vogue. A lot of research has been done into Emotional Intelligence to a point that it is now recognized as one of the top 10 skills needed in the workplace.
Execution is the ability to achieve strategic results by implementing effective tactics. Do your team members perceive they have the systems and structures to prioritize, efficiently accomplish tasks, and achieve results? Or is their energy wasted, lots of waving arms without real movement forward?
The old model of teamwork identified star performers, promoted them and rewarded them. Even if someone left a trail of destruction but got the desired results, they were viewed as stars. But in today’s complex world, it’s difficult for just one person to have a complete vision. Increasingly, performance is explained by our capability to work with others to solve problems and create synergies among multiple talents.
This discussion guide is focused on the five team dynamics Google found to be important for team effectiveness. The guide can help teams identify areas where they might want to improve and elicit ideas of how to do that.