As one of the six TIGERS principles for work team success, trust is an essential priority leaders must focus on to build a collaborative and productive team environment. Without trust, team members will not feel valued resulting in their disengagement, which leads to higher turnover rates and lower productivity for other employees. And not only will team members be affected, but leaders as well. Leaders who do not trust their employees often micromanage, which perpetuates continuing negativity. Trust is necessary on all levels in an organization. There are five workplace strategies that build trust among teams and leaders that improve success.
This article offers team building strategies for improving trust within the workplace. I references previous articles in… Continue reading
Employee engagement remains steady at 31.9 percent, according to a June Gallup Poll. While employee engagement is higher than it was from 2011 to 2013, it has mostly remained between 31.5 and 31.9 percent for most of 2015. Gallup gathered the numbers through Gallup Daily tracking interviews of 6,637 participants, and employees were considered engaged if they were committed to and enthusiastic about their work. Employee engagement is important because they drive growth, revenue and innovation throughout the organization, which leads to improved performance and success of the organization and all employees.
Leaders can learn additional helpful teambuilding tips to improve employee engagement through the following articles:
No matter your feelings on millennials, they are in the workplace in full force. With more millennials entering the workplace, it is imperative for leaders to implement team building tactics and learn how to manage and promote millennials effectively.
This article references the following sources:
- Training Millennials: The Trick Is Knowing How They View Leadership,
- Millennials Want to Be Coached at Work,
- 5 Millennial Workplace Myths,
- This Is How Millennials Want to Be Managed.
With effective teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn how to manage millennials in the workplace.
Understand how millennials view leadership. According to Training Millennials: The Trick Is Knowing How They View Leadership, millennials view effective leadership as horizontal, rather than vertical. So instead of trusting… Continue reading
How to promote productivity in the workplace
The corporate culture plays a large role in how productive and happy employees are. Teambuilding strategies are an important tactic for creating positive corporate cultures, and leaders need to take the time to review and change their cultures as necessary.
Leaders should constantly assess their company culture to promote productivity and happiness within the workplace. With so many articles written on the topic, this article references the following resources:
- 5 Strategies to Build a Fun Work Culture That’s Also Productive
- How to Jumpstart a Stalled Corporate Culture of Innovation
- Want a Workplace Employees Love? Let Them Experience it Before it Exists
- LGBT Update: Corporate Culture and Leadership Key to supporting LGBT professionals in your team
- 5 High-Performing Habits… Continue reading
Add these tactics to your leadership toolkit
Getting promoted to the corner office is just the first step on the long road of leadership. While new leaders may feel that they are struggling to stay afloat, they may prove to be more effective leaders than seasoned veterans. This is because they are striving to learn how to best perform in their new roles. If this is you, adding important leadership teambuilding tools to your leadership toolkit is a good tactic. Complacency and contentment are killers of progress, and true leaders understand that continual learning and adding tools to their leadership toolkits are essential for success over the long haul.
The following resources offer invaluable teambuilding tools for leaders:
Teambuilding tactics leaders can implement to change the stagnant employee engagement numbers
Employee engagement remains steady at 31.9 percent, according to a June Gallup Poll. While employee engagement is higher than it was from 2011 to 2013, it has mostly remained between 31.5 and 31.9 percent for most of 2015. Gallup gathered the numbers through Gallup Daily tracking interviews of 6,637 participants, and employees were considered engaged if they were committed to and enthusiastic about their work. Employee engagement is important because employees drive growth, revenue and innovation throughout the organization, which leads to improved performance and success of the organization and all employees.
Leaders can gain additional helpful teambuilding tips through the following articles:
Learn how to become a leader from any background before you step into the leadership role with strategic teambuilding.
Many different people are brought into leadership roles, and some are more prepared than others are. But great leaders do not come from any one background, as strategic teambuilding can transform struggling leaders into supportive and effective leaders.
A few helpful background articles include:
- 4 Signs That You’re A Bad Leader
- If You Really Want to Improve Your Employer Brand, Do These Things to Be a Better Leader
- What It Takes to Be a Great Leader
- 5 Ways You Can Position Yourself as a Leader (Before You Have Any Followers)
- This Quality Is the Key to Great Leadership (Hint: It’s… Continue reading
Team member engagement is one of the most, if not the most, important aspect to organizational success. Employees are companies’ most important asset, and if they are not engaged in their work, then everyone suffers. The employees suffer because they are not performing meaningful work; customers suffer because they are not receiving the organization’s best; and the organization suffers because it is not receiving or delivering quality work. With leadership teambuilding, leaders can learn to better engage their employees.
Employee engagement is a popular topic among business blogs. Some articles on the topic include:
No matter how accomplished a leader may be, times of turmoil are inevitable. Whether the organization is facing a big change or team members just can’t seem to get along, how leaders address these issues determines the outcome. With effective leadership teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn to address times of turmoil head-on and come out on top.
Leadership teambuilding topics are readily available, and this article references the following:
- Leadership And The Art Of Making Tough Decisions,
- Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential,
- 4 Keys to Leading Through Change, and
- 7 Phrases a Transparent Leader Would Never Use.
With effective leadership teambuilding tactics, leaders can learn to successfully address times of turmoil.
Have difficult conversations. An important part of leadership is having… Continue reading