The pandemic, recession, and other uncertainties have made it clear that we must be ready for any change and adapt quickly. 2022 has been a year of uncertainties and preparations for the future. According to recent findings by McKenzie & Co, an organization that is resilient and has an effective team can rebuild itself and make a footing in the already hostile environments of the business world. Teams are the backbone of any organization, and team building is necessary to increase productivity and professionalism in the workplace.
Teams that are united and have resilience as an essential skill can bounce back in any situation. These teams can do better when there is high competition and high-stress levels. They learn how to adapt to the changing environment and can balance their responsibilities according to urgency. Organizations have developed new techniques to build teams known as “that’s great.” It is an effective way to empower individuals and give them a voice to make their own decisions. Imagine if you had ideas you wanted to share, but your manager kept on sidelining you and not giving you a chance. You would feel unappreciated and underconfident. It is something that needs to be avoided by leaders. According to Forbes, the “that’s great” team building technique has won over many critics and worked in various industries.The technique mainly asks the employee to act as a CEO of a company of their choosing. Divide your employees into groups and make one person the CEO while the others follow. Give them three issues that they need to solve as a team. Once the person is the boss, they will reply ‘that’s great’ to every issue, give it a positive turn, and not treat it as a negative occurrence. It builds a resilient mindset and forces them to develop a can-do mindset. Team building is about treating a crisis as an opportunity and having the skills to demonstrate solutions.
2023 is geared to be filled with challenging situations, especially the ongoing political crisis that has led to economic downturns. Building agility and resilience in the team is the key to surviving such a travesty. The new team building skills that are highly in demand among people are:
2023 is all about working in teams and collaborating to establish favorable outcomes. It is up to the managers to take up different new techniques that can impact the environment and help members make critical decisions during times of crisis.