Team Voice: Power to Build a Positive Teamwork Culture | #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
When interpersonal trouble emerges, does your team use its team voice to address it? Or do the team members think they should only speak up if they are directly involved? Think again! The team voice has the power to build and maintain a positive workplace culture.
Team Voice: The Power to Build & Maintain Positive Workplace
Picture a teammate that seeks power over others. They can be verbally aggressive or passive aggressive. In either case, this power player targets one person to start. Other teammates witness this bad behavior yet they think they should say nothing. They don’t use their team voice to maintain a healthy teamwork culture. The target set limits with the power playing teammate. Leader and teammates think that’s good!
Yet there is ONE problem. The power player feels emboldened and empowered to do it again because s/he saw the leader and/or teammates say nothing. The power playing teammate could also see they affected — “got to” — the target.
The team voice has the power to …
Voice the team values & reinforce agreed upon teamwork behaviors
Build & maintain a positive workplace culture
Prevent bullying and revenge
When it comes to building and maintaining a positive workplace culture, the team voice includes the leaders. Leaders often like team members to have their back. Team members need to know that the leaders have their back too! Don’t abandon team members with the –work it out for yourselves — brush off. The team voice of team values and acceptable teamwork behaviors creates a great workplace culture and feeds high performance.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.
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