Feel Connected with teams


Improving performance by learning new skills is not the only way to heighten production. Sometimes, improving performance depends upon changing the emotional atmosphere and improving employee relationships.

When people feel connected to others, they experience less negative stress. Relationships change brain chemistry, making people less vulnerable to negativity. To foster a feeling of connection in the workplace, leaders have to set aside the right kinds and amounts of time for interacting.

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 2.54.58 pmMore meetings build connection and unity. They should involve talking about work, behaviors, roles, and responsibilities, so people can see the different ways their experiences connect with those of others.

Leaders should have several types of meetings with their teams:

*Daily check-in: 5-10 minutes.

*Weekly tactical: 45-90 minutes.

*Monthly strategic: 2-4 hours.

*Quarterly off-site review: 1 to 2 days.

The most important ingredient for successful meetings is having a predictable schedule and structure.

Another way leaders can set boundaries is by creating connections. Factors that neurologically build connection among coworkers include:

*A shared purpose that is clearly defined within the meeting.

*Awareness that allows everyone to operate from the same facts and realities.

*Nonverbal cues, such as turning off cell phones, that indicate a willingness to actively engage with others.

*Collaboration in an environment where people are physically and mentally present and engaged in problem solving.

*Coherent and relevant narratives that engage the brain more fully and illustrate people’s roles in the company story as it moves forward.

*Conflict resolution that confronts those interpersonal issues that hinder high performance.

*Emotional regulation that results from connecting with others for feedback and empathy.

*Emotional reflection that focuses on the present and leads to insight and openness within the group.

*Emotional repair that occurs in a group bound by mutual trust.

*Listening that is active and intentional so that each member of the group knows and understands the others.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Prem Sharma says:

    Improving efficiency not only depends upon hard work, but changing the emotional atmosphere among the employees.
    When the team works as one the efficiency of the organization automatically improves.


  2. This is really insightful and we do have daily morning meetings with our full team


  3. Shubham Tomar says:

    For a perfect career ,we need good communication skills,so for overall improvement in the personality we must improve the communication skills.


  4. Sanjay kimar says:

    Training programme winners within is very effective and clearly define day to day professional life problems and resolves it. 5 key element like prepare, respect, implement, share and maintain


  5. sachin aswal says:

    good article, practical ideas that can be worked upon


  6. sachin aswal says:

    good learning of communication model and its importance


  7. chetan agnish says:

    Good Communication Skill is very important for Good Team. Pre planning and internal communication is very important for a successful team.


  8. Chandrasekar T T says:

    Totally agree, fostering engagement between the senior management and the employees mostly helps in motivating the employees. As rightly mentioned daily meeting and quarterly review meetings are required which will help engaging with all members in the team, and at the same time helps us to understand our position towards the targets.


  9. Aditya says:

    From the first link I understood that apart from learning new skills the production/performance can be increased by being a smart leader. Leader shall always walk hand in hand with his/her team & gives opportunity to all team members to give their views so that they shall not felt neglected.

    Great Leaders creates great leaders rather than followers.
    Smart work is needed rather than hard work…


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