Your Team Makes or Breaks Your Work Life (Which Is It for You?)
If you’re like most people, you want to belong, to find your tribe. In the workplace, this translates to being part of a team you can contribute to and positively impact. Yet, this is a tremendous challenge for the majority of people today.
For example, did you know that 92% percent of workplace stress is linked to toxic team dynamics? And 80% of all employees feel stressed at work? If you put these two simple statistics into an equation, it looks like this for most people:
TEAM INTERACTIONS = STRESS!
This is a tragedy, particularly given that teams have the potential to be the most joyful and exhilarating part of your entire work experience. Teams are where you find your voice, your place, and become aware of just how valuable you truly are. Teams are where the best innovation and problem-solving happens. Teamwork makes the dream work, as the say goes.
Not having a team that works is more than just a loss. It is one of the biggest reasons that so many people today are caught up in the “quitagion” that is encircling the globe. In our disconnected, post-pandemic world, individuals desperately need a place to belong and people they can call their own. They want to be part of a team where they can make a difference. When you have a team like this yourself, Harvard, Gallup, and Deloitte researchers suggest that you can expect to see benefits like these: