Thrivin-People Acuity Newsletter August 2022

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:


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:

benefits of team interaction

So many reasons to make team effectiveness, the third most important power skill of our day, a major strategic priority for yourself and your business.

If you are curious about how to jump start your own team effectiveness journey, you might appreciate this one-minute video that will give you some pointers about where to begin. Isn’t it time to become more intentional about creating the kind of team that will create success for you and your organization? There’s too much at stake not to.

What High-Performing Teams Do Differently

How Today’s Most-Critical Power Skills Future-Proofs Your Business

One of executives’ burning issues today is upskilling, reskilling, and redefining jobs for the future of work. It’s become so critical that 34% of CEOs see it as one of their top three threats to growth.

But which skills are most important? Where will organizations get their highest return on investment as they focus on growing their people?