Many of us are still leading teams remotely. With all the video conference calls we need to be on, there is a chance we are pulling back from some of the critical opportunities that create connection.
Taking agenda time, to socialise and celebrate both personal and professional successes and milestones, is critical for your team members and the team as a whole as it Energises Action.
Many professional achievements get sent around by email. However, taking the time to socialise them in your meetings not only provides the same benefits as the personal sharing above, but helps to create more certainty for the success and viability of the business.
As the leader, how you manage this process is key to creating stronger relationships vs. competitiveness. When you are in team meetings, you want to draw both personal and professional successes out of the group. You are creating a culture of sharing and celebrating together. Milestones, like work anniversaries and birthdays, are key areas where you can take the lead.
When work achievements are shared, these are opportunities for you. Connect the success to following the strategy, identify the behaviour of innovation that you want to reinforce and encourage more in the team. Focus on the behaviour and thank people for their performance and avoid comparisons among your team members.
Celebrations take time, but they Energise Action by building positive emotions and bonding, while also creating a greater sense of teamwork.