If teams practice and are used to top-down communication and way of handling decisions on a day-to-day basis, these patterns will likely become the trained muscle memory for the group and the muscles for speaking up, dissenting, and taking initiative will atrophy. Leaders can follow four meeting practices that will help bring organizational muscles that include the employee’s diverse eyes, ears and voices in shape.
Sometimes it seems like working in a group is synonymous with conflict. If there’s a notable issue between colleagues, chances are tensions have been mounting for some time. To avoid damaging the team’s ability to work well together, it’s important to address the possibility of conflict directly before it comes to a head. While dealing with conflict is unpleasant for most, five exercises described in this article can help improve a team’s conflict management skills.
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Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, keeping up effective communication within your team is an absolute must. Being a great communicator is important, not only for coaching and giving clear guidelines, but also for building trust and employee engagement. Gallup found that the most highly engaged employees communicate with their managers on a daily basis.