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Social Cohesion: Helping your team ‘stick’ together

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan One of the most legendary basketball players, and one who could simply walk into almost any basketball team, professes working in a team though he could very easily simply give credit to individual heroics to win games. It is an understated but critical ability – not only being able to function well within a team, but also to create a safe space where every team member feels valued and is able to contribute. A study indicates that 75% of cross-functional teams are ‘dysfunctional’. Cross-functional teams are probably worse off on collaboration because individuals from each function would have their own ag

Building Professional Cohesion: A talent-based approach to leading your team

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘cohesion’ as ‘sticking together tightly’. In a workplace setting, it would simply mean a tightly-knit team working together closely on a common goal i.e. a team displaying professional cohesion. Just having the best kind of talent in your team does not guarantee great performance. Leaders must ensure that the team talents and competencies are complementary with each other and the team members are getting the opportunity to unlock their true potential. That doesn’t sound like something too difficult to achieve, but research shows that there is overwhelming evidence to point that ‘absent’ leadership behaviors are more troubling for people than outrightl

Leading in Chaos

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, companies have been experiencing major shifts in the way they manage their people and their productivity relative to the chaos. When uncertainty and fear are rampant, discussions and focus on productivity and outcomes aren’t naturally top of mind for employees. Studies show that 55 percent of companies fear that a decrease in productivity will be a major downfall during the Covid-19 crisis. However, numbers show that 88 percent have experienced heightened engagement among employees due to the recent resurgence of focus on employee needs. Rather than overstepping employee needs and concerns, companies are focused on what employees need to thrive- and it’s

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