As we outlined in an article we wrote in August, these issues have occurred because not everyone is happy working from home. Looking at our Perfect Teams model of 12 distinct characters, which are based on three core ways of processing information, we can see that those who have had the most adverse reaction to working from home are the red/feel characters. Understanding their qualities and traits, and how they apply to your team, is one of the keys to happiness at work, because each member of the team will be aware of how they should interact with one another, and you will be able to plug the character gaps that exist within your team.
2) People are reflecting on whether they are actually happy:
Times of crisis and challenge tend to reveal the most committed people. Millions of our workforce have been placed on furlough since the pandemic began, with redundancies being announced almost weekly now- and this is likely to be just the beginning.
From the conversations we are having, many people are now beginning to reflect on whether they are actually happy in their present role or if they want to look for another role in their industry post-redundancy.
During a recent training session, one of our newest licensees remarked that he, and many of his former C-suite peers, seem to have become addicted to the salary they had become accustomed to. He said that after redundancy many, himself included, had either lost their mojo or started to re-evaluate themselves, which allowed them to get in touch with what’s important to them.
While there is some irony to the idea of happiness at work this year, it is still possible, and does exist within many organisations. One of the most important factors for happiness at work is your team dynamic, and building a perfect team enables that dynamic, and therefore your organisation, to flourish.
Nobody is perfect, but your team can be. Individually we all have strengths and weaknesses, and understanding these is important. When we speak to business owners and leaders looking to understand what’s going on with their teams, they actually want to make a difference and plug the gaps where possible. They want to build perfect teams.
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