At the office, there are going to be times where negative issues come up. That is just part of the job and it is something that happens. When working with a group of people, not everyone is going to get along at all times. However, this does not mean it is impossible to turn negative events into positive opportunities for the work team. You just need to know how to go about doing this and what the best course of action is. A great leader is able to understand what to do in these kinds of instances and how to push past the negative and help everyone come out the other end in a much better state of mind while allowing the employees to work closer together in the future.
Reframing is a technique you need to master. Now, this is not something that just happens, and it is going to take practice, but eventually, you’ll be able to take any situation and put a positive spin on it. This is all about changing the way someone views a situation, which can help defuse some of the tension and stress your team is experiencing. In order to do this though, you need to know how to start. Once you have the process up and running, you shouldn’t have much of an issue keeping the positive vibes coming in and transforming the way your team thinks.
Identify Trigger Points
To begin, you need to be able to identify the process and patterns that lead to negative events. The faster you are able to get the situation under control the better. Of course, different team members are going to have different trigger points, but there are some general instances that you can at least stay on top of. First, Monday morning often brings a bit of a drag to your team, which is natural. You just need to meet it with energy and excitement. It is rather amazing how some excitement can help wake up your team members. Maybe have some music playing and offer coffee. This little dose of energy is sure to get everyone going. Offer the same kind of energy with the last few hours of Friday that seem to drag. These two times during the week is what can really bring down the vibe of your team.
Allowing Open Questions
Now, a bit of coffee or energy on Monday morning is not always going to prevent negative issues from coming up. So, in order to improve team building, it is necessary to bring everyone together and go over what can bring down the mood of the office during the next team meeting. Allowing people to speak openly is a great idea, or if they don’t want to say it in front of the rest of the office, they can write it in a note and put it in a suggestion box. This way, you can go over the issues people have openly, without them feeling like they are being judged by other employees. Once the obstacles that cause negative events are out in the open, you can then move on and work with the team to decide on the best way to get past this. You may want to let your employees take control of this meeting. You might be surprised as to exactly how much they are able to get done and accomplish once you simply get the ball rolling.
In order to turn negative events into positive opportunities for your team, it involves team building. With proper team building, you can avoid these issues and understand what the team’s problem areas are.