In April of 2021, Michelle McQuaid and her colleagues at The Well-being Lab released their latest community report, providing insights on how communities can increase the wellbeing of their members.
Instead, not only focus on the possibilities, but encourage your entire team to look for possibilities, as well. One key method is to leverage success from the past, when the team overcame previous challenging situations.
If you want your team to care, care for your team
The study went on to show that, as a leader, when you express appreciation and care for your team members not only does that have a positive impact on their well-being, but their level of commitment and job satisfaction also improves. When you balance the task with relationships and treat your team with dignity and respect, it creates a culture of psychological safety that enables your team to flourish. The best part of this leadership focus is that the more you express gratitude and caring for your team members, the better your own well-being. In fact, the report showed that the leader actually benefits more than the team members.
So, as you Nurture Growth in your team through encouraging and providing possibility thinking, as well as expressing gratitude and that you care, not only are you positively impacting their well-being and performance, but you are also benefiting yourself.