You run a successful business, or you’re an upper level manager for a major company. In either case, you want to build a positive and successful team environment. You know full well that a positive team is a reflection of its leadership, but also in the attitude that the collective whole has.
There are three essential constructs (things that make up) a positive and successful team environment. They are:
1. Positive emotions.
2. Positive Personal Traits.
3. Positive Intuition.
It’s not always easy to establish these things, especially if you have certain members on your team who are negative, who don’t buy into the team or company goals fully, or who are seeking individual recognition, rather than success as a collective group.
There are plenty of great employees out there who are in it only for their own benefit and they can actually pose a greater stumbling block than anything else with regard to team, or company-wide, success.
Ways to foster a positive team environment with these three fundamental constructs.
In order to foster that positive attitude throughout the team, let’s take a closer look at each of these three topics in more detail.
Positive emotions. You’re not responsible for the emotional well-being of your team members, but you should find a way to harbor positive emotions and feelings when they enter their workspace. This could be allowing them personal effects, such as pictures of family, or starting the day with affirmations.
Positive personal traits. Highlight the personal strengths that your individual team members possess. Congratulate them on their successes, focus on what they do best, and avoid the negatives as much as possible.
Positive intuition. Team building is about understanding each members, identifying his or her strengths, and using them to structure each member in the most effective way possible. In other words, how would each member best contribute to the overall team?
When you focus on these three aspects, it will increase the chances of building a positive team environment.