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Mindfulness at Work For Dummies by Shamash Alidina, Juliet Adams

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Chapter 9

Improving Team Performance with Mindfulness

In This Chapter

arrow Working on team dynamics

arrow Helping your team to improve their performance

arrow Enhancing business relationships

arrow Dealing with team morale

The old adage ‘many minds are better than one’ is true. Working as part of a great team is usually better than struggling alone in isolation. Team working can increase creativity as members share knowledge and build on each other’s ideas. It can provide a great opportunity for members to develop and acquire new skills. It can get things done more quickly and, when it works well, increase employee satisfaction. But as any leader knows, teamwork can also be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. In this chapter you discover how mindfulness can help you make teams work together more effectively. Let’s get started by exploring team dynamics.

Identifying and Harnessing Team Dynamics

As a leader, you already know the impact that team dynamics can have on your team. As a team member, you’ll have observed its impact also. You can see team or group dynamics at play in a variety of situations: ...

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