What makes a team thrive? What enables teams across the country to perform to their fullest potential? What makes some teams falter and flounder, while other teams flourish? Teams that succeed together have a specific mindset; their skills complement one another and their goals align.
The team brain as a whole is the secret that makes all the difference. The way each team member observes the world around them, including the work they do, will drive how the team works together and behaves as a whole. The choices they each make, the value they place on relationships, how satisfied they feel at work, their ability to utilize and recognize their talents—this is all part of the mindset that drives each individual and impacts how the team functions as a whole. Unique perspectives with collective knowledge and similar mindsets go a long way in adding to the success of a team.
Healthy mindsets are crucial. Each person needs to be performing at their best in order for the team to perform at their collective best. Essential characteristics of healthy mindsets include empathy, optimism, resilience, reflection, honesty, and humility. These characteristics help people build strong relationships that lead to an even stronger team. This allows teammates to embrace their strengths and lean on others in areas where they are not as strong. Teammates are allowed to be vulnerable around one another, and in turn they are also supportive. They want what is best for one another and the team as a whole, so they help everyone work to their maximum capabilities.
Highly successful teams are organized and clear, they embrace conflict because they recognize it promotes growth, and they function on trust and leadership. Does your team need a little work in any of these areas? Do you have a strong business leader promoting team growth? If not, it might be time to give Raven Performance Group a call.