Sunday, 16 June 2019

Reinventing HR...

Dear Learners,

In 2015, Google published their results from a two year study into what makes a great team. The interesting thing is that it wasn’t necessarily the teams that contained the most senior people, those with the highest IQs or even teams that made the least number of mistakes who ranked the highest.

Based on their findings, the Google team came up with a list of the 5 key dynamics that make great teams successful: Psychological Safety, dependability, structure & clarity, meaning and impact. While all five were needed to create a successful team, psychological safety stood out as the most important factor. The study found that the teams which made more mistakes were actually more successful. Creating an environment in which people feel comfortable to take risks is the key to creating innovative workplaces. A great, diverse team is one that is able to bounce ideas off each other, strengthen goals, help resolve issues and provide support to its members.

By 2020, there will be five generations working side by side in the workplace. We are all different and unique, but with this comes different ways of working, approaches, mindsets, feelings, behaviours, motivations and needs. This can lead to assumptions, misunderstandings, miscommunication, conflict and under performance. Building a culture of psychological safety, where everyone feels accepted and respected, allows everyone to work in harmony, makes the most of their differences and drives a sense of empowerment to achieve anything.

Learn how to influence and make a difference as an HR business partner by becoming a process consultant and learn the art and science of facilitation skills in our upcoming LEAF workshop.