Collaboration is a critical component of effective teamwork. When team members work together effectively, they can accomplish more than any individual could on their own. However, collaboration becomes even more important in challenging situations when the going gets tough.
Resilient teams are those that dig in when faced with difficult circumstances. They don't give up or give in to despair, but instead focus on finding solutions to the problems they face. One way to foster resilience in a team is through deep diving into each other's lives and becoming vulnerable with each other.
Sometimes sharing personal stories and experiences can build trust and create a sense of shared purpose among team members. This can help to strengthen relationships and foster a sense of camaraderie that can be invaluable during challenging times. By sharing the team can hear and see you being real and vulnerable and that creates foundations of trusting relationships.
When we go below the surface of peoples outer appearances we can really build that empathy and connecting to know them. If you can find out something new about your team members or your leadership teams by the end of the year just think how many gold nuggets you have in your hands but more in your hearts and minds.