Google Approved Team Productivity Recipe
Major factors in team’s success
Did they find the combination of people in the team important? Was the vision important? Were the personalities of the people important? Were their motivators important? Yes, yes, yes and yes again. However, they were not as important as one might think. The crucial element of successful teams was found in a different ingredient.What was it?
Imagine what would happen in any business if all its people had the confidence that their team will not reject or punish them for speaking their mind, and mistakes were openly discussed to learn from. When we feel safe enough to share ideas and thoughts freely; be curious, confident, inspire and be inspired, it increases not only our problem-solving and communication skills but also our creativity, resilience and motivation. Now we can talk about market-leading breakthroughs. This is a powerful hack into unlocking potential. Expert-level.
Wondering how to get your team to the high performing league?
Here are some tips to get you started on your journey to your team’s psychological safety:
START WITH BUILDING TRUST.
BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT CREATING AN INCLUSIVE AND OPEN ENVIRONMENT.
FRAME THE WORKPLACE AS A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
The truth is, the high-performing teams were not making more mistakes. They were just openly admitting and discussing them as opposed to the other teams which preferred to ignore or cover their mistakes. The high-performing teams created a safe space for learning from mistakes and exploring how to prevent or solve the situation.