Healthy dynamic teams develop creative and innovative solutions to complex problems, increase productivity, and provide colleague collaboration and support. It’s important to take a multifaceted approach to create healthy team dynamics, and to understand best practice in team development and effective problem-solving techniques and strategies. The benefits healthy team dynamics can provide include; a sense of belonging, identity and self-esteem, stress reduction and greater wellbeing.
“A team is a group of people with different abilities, talents, experience, and backgrounds who have come together for a shared purpose. Despite their individual differences, their common goals provide the thread that defines them as a team.”
“[The biggest team killer] is the lack of clarity in roles and responsibilities – who does what, when, why and with whom.” (Eduardo Salas)
Good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship – personal or professional.
Listen carefully and show interest:
For effective communication to take place, it’s also important to be mindful of non-verbal communication:
Conflict is a normal and expected part of relationships, and should be managed in a constructive way.
What Can Cause Conflict?
Can result in…
Increased self knowledge: Conflict forces people to explore their goals in close detail, helping them understand what is most important to them
Increased understanding: Expands awareness and insight into how their goals can be achieved without undermining the goals of others
Increased group cohesion: When managed effectively, team members strengthen mutual respect and faith in their ability to work together
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