Enjoyment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about work, but it’s a critical ingredient to building a thriving team. In order for each person to flourish, they need feel a bit of joy in the work they do, the team they do it with and the environment in which they do it.
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- Help people find the right balance their skills with the amount of challenge in their work.
- Kim Scott, in her book, Radical Candor, defines ‘rockstars’ and ‘superstars’ as two different mindsets on what a person wants out of their job and career growth. Matching the role’s demands to the person’s desires will increase their enjoyment.
- Help each person see the meaning and purpose of their work. Link the individual’s work to the team’s success and the organization’s success and mission.
- Encourage more fun in the workplace. Having moments of fun can build bonds, lighten the mood, and reduce stress.
- Provide autonomy and generate buy-in. It’s funny how we can enjoy or dread the same activity based on whether it feels like our choice to do it.
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