Work Smart Club
Work Smart Club
Oct 19, 2022
EP 30: How Can Leaders Improve Their Team's Relationships at Work
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One of the defining characteristics of the era in which we currently find ourselves is increased worry, sadness, and loneliness. This trend was already appearing before the arrival of the pandemic but was undoubtedly enhanced by the move to a remote landscape and a general loss of human connection at work and beyond. We have seen a rise in dissatisfaction in the workplace, signified most starkly by the great resignation, and this has shown up in all levels of leadership and employment. The sad truth is that unhappy people perform very differently from satisfied employees, and lowered optimism and confidence can drastically damage the health and success of any professional environment. So what are we to do to tackle this emotional component of our workplaces? In today's episode, listeners will get a number of pointers for bolstering the emotional state of a team, and some practical and simple solutions for this fundamental problem. It is important to remember that leaders can only be as influential as the trust they have built and that nurturing commitment between team members can have a huge impact in the long run. Tune in to hear what you can do today to make a difference!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The natural flow of emotions and their huge impact on our actions and decisions. 
  • How to respond to negative emotions in practical and proactive ways. 
  • Why journalling can help us process and manage difficult feelings.  
  • Applying the power of journalling in a team setting. 
  • The role of leaders in caring and connecting with their team of employees. 
  • Why the current unchartered climate is posing new challenges.
  • Unpacking the loneliness issue and its main contributing factors and solutions.  
  • Team activities that can help build better understanding and communication.
  • Tools for collaboration and how this boosts problem-solving.
  • Coaching for your team and the impact this can have on energy levels and momentum. 
  • Introducing the Five 'S' initiative from the Lean Six Sigma framework. 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Anne Frank

Cynthia Howard on LinkedIn

Work Smart Consulting

Work Smart Club Network

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