As we do our best to present our “perfect” best at work we sometimes leave instead the remnants of our tattered authentic self. We long to belong despite our imperfections. We know what they are and yet hope they are oblivious to none other. There have been times we have all had to endure the ridicule and isolation of others leaving
While disagreement among employees can get out of a hand in any organization, the manager or leader ought to face it as an avoidance of a serious malady; Group-think. Do not complicate the situation by usurping responsibilities from team members.
Recently, inclusion and diversity have begun to take their rightful place as a part of the conversation. But many companies and leaders nonetheless don’t understand that inclusion and diversity are an essential element in the very foundation of thriving teams.
A helpful discipline for leaders is to create periods of reflection, asking themselves and others, "Is this the only method we can see to solve the situation? What could we be missing? " When faced with deadlines this is critical to achieving successful results of teambuilding.