How to Keep Teams Connected When We're Apart
4 Mar 2021
It can be easy to put team-building activities on the back burner these days. Who wants to schedule another video call? However, it’s a leader’s job to ensure the team is engaged and functioning well. And if you’re not making time for team building, you’re actually making your team less productive.
Although employee performance optimization — improvement of an individual’s own skill set — is important for personal growth, studies have shown that individual expertise is not what ultimately makes teams and companies more competitive and innovative. As clichéd as it sounds, teamwork really is what makes the dream work. Google’s well-known research into team dynamics reinforced what Amy Edmondson has been saying for the last 20 years, that psychological safety — a group’s culture that ensures employees feel safe, comfortable, included, and respected — is the most significant factor for team success.