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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