For any organization to be successful, its workplace dynamics are very critical. If the workers cannot communicate effectively, the overall productivity and performance will suffer greatly. This can compound the issue of staff engagement and prompt interpersonal conflicts that ultimately raise the overall workers turnover.
Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and managers can enhance organizational productivity by understanding the main factors that affect the workplace dynamics.
The main factors that impact workplace dynamics
One of the main factors that determine the overall team dynamics is staff personality types. In one of the Harvard Business Reviews, it is evident that extroverted team leaders are more productive when they operate with staff seeking guidance.
However, introverted leaders generate better results when they have proactive staff in their organizations/ departments. This is referred as dominance complementarity (groups are more cohesive and productive when a balance is struck between submissive and dominant leaders).
The personality type workplace culture as well as other factors such as group size impact on team dynamics greatly. If you alter one parameter, the entire equation is affected greatly.
How to build high-performance teams ?
The following are the main qualities that successful teams must depict.
The team must have a manageable size
While there is no perfect size for a workplace group, a team can take advantage of breaking down into smaller units to reap more. Bigger groups have more ideas and perspectives while smaller units are more cohesive. They are also easier to run especially when organizing meetings and making decisions.
Demonstrate equitability in work division
When tasks are divided appropriately, the team members’ participation and efficiency go up by a significant margin. Everyone will be appreciated because of the successes and will also be responsible for any failure.
Exhibit balanced leadership
In every team, the perfect team leader should be able to;
- Make key decisions and help with negotiations
- Delegate and take responsibilities
- Speak and listen
- Work hard while assisting others to achieve their full potential
- Open communication
Successful groups share these characteristics that are deeply ingrained in good communication.
- Everyone talks and listens equally
- There is direct connection between members and not just with the leadership
- There are numerous side conversations
- Members often take breaks to gather and bring new info
- Conflicts are resolved very fast
Disagreements, as well as disputes that emerge in teams, must be resolved faster to promote health operations and high productivity.
High efficiency in resources utilization
When a team is efficient in resources utilization, it is sure of generating greater value. Often, budgets can be a great source of frustrations for any organization and team operations. However, teams must be creative and optimize every resource in their disposal to overcome the obstacles.
The capability to deliver
Being able to deliver the targeted outcomes is an indication of a highly effective team. This is also an indication that a team is communicating well at all levels of identify gaps and resolving them promptly for progressive productivity.
High team satisfaction
Members’ satisfaction is a great way to gauge success and health of teams in any workplace. The satisfaction affects productivity because it drives commitment, attachment to the process, and results.