In your company, you are bound to experience challenges. What you want is to have teams that can bounce back from and deal with challenges effectively. There are ways that you can help create resilient teams in your workplace. Here are some:
Provide Leadership Opportunities
Being a leader is not about having a certain job title. Encourage all employees to improve their leadership skills. Make sure to provide leadership training opportunities for all of your employees. Also consider creating an incentive program to reward employees who demonstrate good leadership skills. The more emphasis you put on leadership skills, the more your employees will develop them.
Create a Culture of Belonging
When people feel like they belong, they are more likely to be motivated and to share ideas. You want all members of your teams to feel like they belong. Create an environment where all ideas can be shared. A team with everyone willing to pitch in will be extremely resilient to challenges that come their way.
Recognize and Involve Team Members
Team members should know what they are doing well, and what should be improved. Positive recognition will increase motivation and negative recognition will help your teams fix problems and stay on track. Additionally, make sure all team members are involved. Encourage leaders to find ways to include introverts and others who may not speak up in a group setting.
Make sure your teams are well aware of the effects and signs of burnout. Let them talk openly about any stress or burnout they may be experiencing. Studies show that discussing issues can actually reduce burnout. Schedule team debriefs or after-action reviews to help decrease stress.
Resilient teams can be a great benefit to your company. Try using these four steps to increase resiliency in your company.