you feel safe you are much more willing to take risks, knowing a team that supports you is behind your back.
To create this feeling of safety body language is really important. Keep eye contact with your teammates, be present and smile - by doing this you can change a lot.
Turn negative environments into positive vibes
There will always be a point in the project, where a team member is disappointed or filled with negative vibes. Listen to what the person has to say and react with warmth. Therefore, shift the negative vibes into positive ones to give a feeling of a safe and positive environment.
Involve the rest of the team members
In a functioning team work you can’t spot any hierarchies. So don’t try to be a leader, delegating as much as you can and allocating tasks to everybody.
Instead, speak to your team members, by asking them if they are comfortable with past decisions and the current situation. Be interested in the opinions of others, you will notice how this will raise productivity of the team.
Everyone in your team has specific skills. Trust in them and don’t try to speak up in every task.
Our team of Mindshift.One has noticed that allocating specific roles realy helps in terms of productivity. Try to find out what roles you will need within the project, allocate those roles to the different team members and make them visible.
In the past we had a moderator, note taker and time taker in our team, as well as someone who is responsible for good vibes.
Next to the just mentioned topics on positive teamwork there is a lot more that you can do. What is your best practice for team work?
If you are interested in teambuilding and would like to read more about it we can recommend this book.
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Traditional ways of communication are limited to in-house interactions. Yet, crowdsourcing is like a hive-mind though, opening up to a larger workforce with diverse sets of skills and backgrounds. Crowdsourcing is the way to shape your company’s future towards the right direction.
Here’s how the innovation of crowdsourcing will change digital interactions for you and your company.
Social Media Collaboration
Companies need to proactively engage with their audience to keep their services or products relevant to the market. The internet is bringing relationships between companies and their consumers closer together. Since social media efforts are mostly instant, it allows companies access to information from a wide audience in a cheaper and faster way. The quicker information is received, the quicker companies can interpret and react on it.
Benefits of crowdsourcing don’t end at the business front. Connectivity through crowdsourcing allows consumers to share and collaborate knowledge with their peers as well. With the ability to communicate with potential and current consumers, information and answers can be relayed back quickly. This allows the consumers to get involved on their own volition.
In fact, many businesses are taking advantage of this type of opportunity by providing their own online platforms on their websites. However, it is imperative that the platform created has the user experience in mind. A good UI design, coupled with app design and development, increases the likeability of online interactions. If the social collaboration platform you choose is not easily accessible or has a confusing interface, ideas may not get shared effectively, and the crowd won’t come back.
Not only can you use outside crowds to collaborate on new ideas, but you can also tap into the collective insights of your own employees. Crowdsourcing platforms within your company promote communication growth and drive cultural change. Rather than the traditional one-on-one meeting environment, digital interactions encourage employees to weigh in on different topics and discussions. Leaders can push ideas and concepts forward while getting the input from the entire team. Platforms allow continuous collaboration across business units and transparency throughout the intire innovation process.
Following you find 3 tips how to boost your open innovation platform:
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