Think about it… 80% of employees’ days are spent working in teams. And yet the teams most people find themselves in are nowhere near as effective as they could be. 86% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures, according to Salesforce. Teams are often divided by tensions, dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees’ energy, performance, and creativity.
Building cohesive, productive and multi-generational teams can be a challenge. It starts with creating a culture that promotes candor and feedback. A culture that promotes healthy discord to spark creativity and innovation. A culture that celebrates risk, experimentation and failure for long-term success. A culture that unifies individuals versus pushing individuals against each other. A culture that focuses on people, not policies and processes.
Elton Chester is co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and author of multiple award winning, #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, All In, The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies.
He has been called “fascinating” by Fortune and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Elton has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and is often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.
In 2019 Global Gurus research organization ranked Chester #11 among the world’s top leadership experts and #8 among the world’s top organizational culture experts. The Employee Engagement Awards 2019 named him a Top 101 Global Employee Engagement Influencer; and Engagedly named him Top HR Influencer of 2019.
Today with Chester we talk about:
– What differentiates high performing teams vs. less performing teams.
– What are the critical steps to build a winning culture that drives results.
– How to maintain momentum through challenges, new dynamics as people come in or leave?
– Why is candor and feedback important.
– How can leaders create an employee focused organization.
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