Boost Your and Your Team’s Performance in the New Year

Do you know how to achieve great performance?

The real resource of an effective team’s performance is caused by the conditions that help effective work to appear — and that reason engages team members. The researches proved that few conditions are basic to a group’s productivity: trust between colleagues, a sense of group oneness, and belief in success. Without these factors, the team will not be as productive as it can be, because participants will decide to hold back rather than fully take part. To be most successful, develop emotionally intelligent standards, productive habits for creating trust and efficacy. It demands a team atmosphere in which the informal rules develop the ability to react constructively in hard situations and affect emotions in logic ways.

Consider emotions

According to the fast pace of our lives, we don’t pay attention to the emotions. The flow of activities overload us and we choose the easiest way — ignore the problems. Actually, it is simpler to deal with the small problem than with big one. So, take the time to figure out how you spend your day, what prevents achieving goals, what things steal your energy and time. For example, you worry about exam’s score of your kid but you keep working. It will be more effective to call and ask the score to stop worrying.

Scientists say that teams that pay attention to the emotional needs work better with a greater understanding of themselves. Help employees to feel relaxed and engaged in the meeting and take the time to discuss concerns, solve the problems to move on.

If you have surplus emotional transparency, notice the situations that provoke these feelings of irritation and disappointment, and track your habit of overreacting in the hard situations. This is important to develop stress resistance and keep calm in each situation. Choose tactics to see your emotions and change your reactions.

Use stress revealing techniques

To be a productive team member, you have to work with your individual emotions. First of all, not to overwhelm yourself — leave a place for extra need and changes. Plan your time with a possibility to add new task according to the situation. Not to worry too much if your plan is interrupted for a good reason. Go with a flow. In many cases, people have stressful situations because they have not enough time for each area of the life. Flexible schedule decreases stress and improves mood.

Not to try keeping all persons happy. Identify your priorities and follow them. Feel free to decline some invitations or suggestions. It is important to make time to do things you really enjoy and spend time with good people.

Life is busy. So, do everything that you can to simplify routine tasks, eliminate unnecessary activities and keep the everyday tasks in balance. Use online planning for your personal budget, try appropriate online tools to perform tasks faster and better. Also, it is important to plan ahead, prepare for the changes and reduce possible risks.

Develop team emotional intelligence

Change habitual ways of operating to reach a better result and overcome challenges. Each team member may affect their team’s efficiency by the skillful cultivation of the emotions. Balanced emotions bring possibilities for productive problem solving, making a decision and without any pressure. It helps to achieve progress and create teamwork.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology, recommends finding a balance between the perseverance and humility. A good leader needs to be able to admit one’s mistakes and receive feedback.

It is important to understand that each person has different background, talents, and abilities. The productive team uses diversity to create greater products and services, helps each employee to grow. Various team members help to become aware of the broader context. It influences how they communicate and frame their needs.

For example, one company has united the efforts of the software and hardware engineers and together they achieved a better result. When the team has emotional intelligence, employees of the faster group may support the struggling team to build the relationship.

Change habitual ways of operating to reach a better result and overcome challenges. Each team member may affect their team’s efficiency by the skillful cultivation of the emotions. Balanced emotions bring possibilities for productive problem solving, making a decision and without any pressure. It helps to achieve progress and create teamwork.

To be most successful, develop emotionally intelligent standards, productive habits for creating trust and efficacy. It demands a team atmosphere in which the informal rules develop the ability to react constructively in hard situations and affect emotions in logic ways.

Work with your individual emotions as well. First of all, not to overwhelm yourself — leave a place for extra need and changes. Plan your time with a possibility to add new task according to the situation. Not to worry too much if your plan is interrupted for a good reason. Go with a flow. In many cases, people have stressful situations because they have not enough time for each area of the life. Flexible schedule decreases stress and improves mood.

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