3 Key Elements to Build Positive Team Culture
Welcome to the Leadership Vision Podcast, where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a Strengths-Based approach to people, teams, and culture.
In this episode, we share a conversation about team composition, positive team culture, and steps leaders can take to implement positive team culture on their teams. We have a lot more coming in 2023 about team culture, creating team culture, curriculum and courses, and communities that can help you build a strong team culture. Stay tuned!
Understanding Team Composition and Positive Team Culture
To gain a deeper understanding of team composition and positive team culture, we need to respect individual team members and the leader who is leading and influencing that team. There are three basic elements that make up a team:
- Collective team members – the actual team when it comes together around that table in that place
- Individual team members – whoever is at the table
- Team leader – the person who has been given the responsibilities and obligations of leading the team
At Leadership Vision, we believe the more you focus on individuals, the more diversity you’re going to uncover. The more diversity you uncover, the more opportunity for meaning, belonging, and significance you will have. And the more meaning and belonging, the greater opportunity for catalytic breakthrough and creativity.
We recognize individuals as people that have a presence, and they’re bringing that presence to their teams. If we simply focus on working with a team and disregard the importance of illuminating who an individual is, we are not doing our jobs. Every person is a unique and distinct light that reflects something of who they are. We want to help teams become a unique mosaic of individuals that come together to create a beauty that they couldn’t do on their own.
Steps to Implement Elements of Positive Team Culture
Use these three simple steps to implement elements of positive team culture on your team:
- Recognize the people on your team. Pause, take a moment, and literally look around the team and ask yourself, how much do I really know about each individual on this team?
- Ask questions and listen. When you listen, you give others the opportunity to voice who they are as a person.
- Lead! Lead individuals as a team toward something that elevates their individual contribution and elevates the sense of significance in their work. Let them know that their work is making a difference collectively and individually.
Positive team culture exists in teams that integrate intentional opportunities for feedback, celebration, and reflection opportunities. Consider regular rituals to put in place that cause an intentional pause and recognition of the development and growth of the team. For example, weekly team meetings with opportunities to recognize individuals, their contributions, or their challenges. Remember, positive team culture is dynamic!
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