Does Mandating In-Person Work Mean Increased Team Connection?

When it comes to creating connected, cohesive teams that produce great results, you might be surprised to know the recipe is the same, regardless of the work model.

Wiley Workplace Intelligence found that remote, hybrid, and in-person workers all reported similar levels of connectedness to their colleagues. This likely reveals that connectedness is fostered from leadership and has little to do with where people work.

Regardless of whether your people are working from home or coming to the office, facilitated learning experiences are a great way to optimize organizational culture – either virtually or in person. These experiences can be focused on trust-building, collaboration, or developing self-awareness. Tools like Everything DiSC will take your leadership and/or your teamwork to the next level.

Learn more by reaching out to an Authorized Partner like us! MDR: DiSC Solutions
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Simon Sinek: What does it look like to foster trust and vulnerability in a professional setting?

Vulnerability is a strength 💪

For many leaders, there is an expectation that they always act like everything is safe and certain, that they always have all the answers. But this behavior is inauthentic and creates a false sense of harmony in an organization. Under the surface, your people won’t have the courage to speak up, and there won’t be accountability or trust.

Owning up to challenges, acknowledging uncertainty, and fostering honest, vulnerable dialogue will ultimately build a trusting, cohesive team and a synergistic environment of support. Your team will rise to challenges, share information, and engage in productive conflict. Vulnerability will move the needle for results. #EncourageVulnerability
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Simon Sinek: What does it look like to foster trust and vulnerability in a professional setting?

Embracing and Leveraging Team Conflict

While you may think conflict at work is a bad thing, it is in fact a highly effective tool for cohesive teams. When teams have a foundation of trust, they are more engaged and willing to collaborate to find a way forward. Without fear of rubbing each other the wrong way, healthy, trusting teams can share opinions freely, disagree with other team members, and talk through conflicts in order to find solutions.

Conflict is a key tenet of the Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams. Teams who have experienced The Five Behaviors report that their working environments are safer and more enjoyable, and that as a consequence of the training, employee engagement has increased along with productivity.

Rethink your teamwork approach by leveraging this model. Call or DM us to learn more: MDR: Contact Us and keep an eye out for our next free virtual showcase: MDR: The Five Behaviors Virtual Showcases

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The Truth About Team Conflict

Productive conflict is a critical characteristic of cohesive, healthy teams. Contrary to popular belief, conflict is not bad for a team. If your team engages in little to no conflict, that could be a sign of artificial harmony. Where does your team lie on the conflict continuum?

Teams that trust one another aren’t afraid of speaking up and disagreeing with one another. Recognizing that your team benefits from hearing different perspectives and entertaining opposing ideas will be a game changer for your organization.

Learn more about how The Five Behaviors can help you encourage productive conflict: MDR: The Five Behaviors

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Psychological needs drive a substantial amount of our behavior at work. Which means when people seem to not respond or act in an appropriate way, it’s not because they are incapable or because they are jerks. It’s probably because they have deeper-level needs that are influencing their behavior.

If you watch anything today, watch this, from Dr. Mark Scullard, Senior Director of Product Innovation at Wiley and author of “The Work of Leaders”:
Understanding and Growing Your Emotional Intelligence
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And reach out to us with any questions about what DiSC can do for your EQ approach to work: MDR: DiSC Agile EQ
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Leaders Have A Greater Impact On Employees’ Mental Health Than We Thought

The impacts of leaders on their teams have never been more profound. According to this study, 43% of employees report they are exhausted, and 78% say stress negatively impacts their work performance. The reality is, how you prioritize workplace wellness affects your people far beyond the workplace – they end up carrying the effects of good or bad work environments home with them, and it impacts how they function with family, with friends, and with the rest of the world.

No pressure, right? Don’t worry, because leadership skills can be learned! And the greater the leadership, the more commitment and productivity that results from these happy, healthy, and cohesive teams.

Forbes: Managers Have Major Impact On Mental Health: How To Lead For Wellbeing

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What is your organization missing? A data-driven approach to hiring.

Whether you are hiring remote or in person, your organization needs objective, reliable, and accurate data in order to choose the right people for the right roles.

The PXT Select assessment measures thinking style – learn how a candidate will use and interpret verbal and numeric information – and behavioral traits – everything from assertiveness to decisiveness, independence, and judgment.

With these comprehensive reports, you can build a framework and model for your unique roles and what they’ll require from your new hires. Data-powered and informed, you’ll ensure the right people end up in the right seats, driving organizational productivity and outcomes.

Learn more: MDR: PXT Select Sample Reports

What do your teams want right now? To be seen and heard.

Be a cheerleader for your team, leaders! It’s such a simple idea, but sadly, so often overlooked.

If you’re always pushing to get results but not telling your people why they are important and acknowledging the value they are bringing to the table, you’ll miss out on one of the best and most rewarding parts of leadership!

Reach out to us about how you can reconnect and create a culture of cooperation and cohesion.

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Want to avoid high turnover? Take a look at your onboarding process.

According to a Jobvite survey, 30% of new employees leave their jobs within the first 90 days.

The cause is reported as one of three things:
– The role doesn’t meet the expectations that have been set
– New hires leave due to a particular incident
– Poor company culture

Putting yourself into your employees’ shoes, it can be highly stressful starting a new job. Add to that the volatility of the current work landscape: economic fluctuations, layoffs, lack of support from leadership, and poor communication.

So how can you adjust and optimize your processes? Start by considering your onboarding. A recent Gallup study found that only 12% of employees strongly agreed that their organization did a great job of onboarding new hires.

Everything DiSC can help you set a foundation and ensure effective team collaboration right from the start. When employees are comfortable speaking up and asking questions from the get-go, they feel like an integral, valued part of the company and are more likely to buy in to organizational objectives, as well as share their ideas.

As your Everything DiSC authorized partner, reach out to us for more information: Everything DiSC Solutions

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Seeking More Productive Team Conflict?

Are you ready to crush it as a team this year? #2023vision

If your answer is yes, where will you start? How about with conflict? Conflict is inevitable, and with a new vision for this year, undoubtedly there will be tension around who is responsible for what.

Instead of waiting for conflict to arise and then dealing with it, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive. Which means better work relationships over the long term.

Read more: MDR: Everything DiSC Productive Conflict

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MDR Coaching & Consulting Inc. is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict.

 

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