Human is a social being. We have always lived in social groups. It's a good thing, too, because there are many well-documented benefits of social relationships, both for your physical and mental health. When you make an effort to build and maintain relationships, you can better manage the same problems that make you want to avoid them in the first place. They make us feel connected, named, supported and ultimately better health and longevity in general. Many studies have shown that people who have fulfilling relationships with colleagues, family, friends and community members are happier, have fewer health problems and live longer.
It's a phenomenal feeling to be part of a great team. When we feel good about being part of a collective, we also prefer to work there, we are more productive at work, we are in a better mood, and work is also less stressful for us.
The fact is that many workforces suffer from poor communication, lack of trust and low engagement. This can be a problem for successful teamwork. 3 out of 4 employers consider teamwork 'very important'. People who work in a good team also achieve better results at work, which together lead to better team results.
The key is to give everyone on your team the right conditions to develop and grow. When a team works in an open and connected way, giving each member the opportunity to work well together, both the individual and the team achieve much better results as each individual dares to show their potential.
In any team, the leader plays a very important role, as his way of working makes him a role model for the other team members. His behaviour and the way he leads the team is reflected and passed on to all members. The team is basically a mirror of the leader, so his approaches are extremely important because members hope to show more when they know they have a good, exemplary leader who supports and encourages each of them and gives them a clear purpose. If a team does not understand the purpose of its work, its attention and enthusiasm can flag. Everyone needs to know exactly why and what they are doing. That's the key to motivation.
Good communication is at the heart of great teamwork. Great teams communicate well and often their members are happy to share ideas, brainstorm together, ask for feedback and disagree. This does not mean team members always agree, but they are able to communicate across their differences to agree on a solid solution and move forward as a team. A better knowledge of each other also leads to recognising the potential of individual members. According to a Gallup study, employees who leverage their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their work. That's why it's important that everyone knows each other well, because that's how the team can reach its maximum potential.
Compatibility is also important in any team. This means how well the members fit together, complement each other, work together and help each other. To achieve better compatibility, we can also use the compatibility report. The compatibility report is based on the results of psychometric tests of two people. The compatibility report first displays a grid for the duo's compatibility, which allows you to quickly identify any problems. It contains valuable advice tailored to each individual to improve performance, work dynamics, networking and collaboration between people based on similarities and differences in their personalities.Today, we can help ourselves with artificial intelligence. The purpose is to get to know each member of the team even better and identify the advantages and possible disadvantages, which we can then improve. It is also easier to distribute work and cooperation among team members and organise everything better.
The relationships we maintain determine our potential in life as they can open or shut down a wide range of opportunities, so it's paramount to be able to build and manage our personal and professional connections properly.
At ZeeQuest, we developed a system offered by our Navigator, where you get key insights, recommendations and verified methods to systemize and analyse relationships. Special reports with 3 different in-depth analyses have been developed to comply with your level of perception, interests and planned actions. The Build Your Team feature enables you to properly select, analyse and position important people in your life: relation you - others in specific areas of life.
If you want to build your dream team, and learn more about Navigator, click here and start navigating your life towards success!