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Chapter 10. Overcoming Team Discord > Stress and Burnout - Pg. 120

Overcoming Team Discord 120 Team Builder It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do to raise morale. Repainting a wall in a cheerful pastel shade instead of institutional gray can make a big difference in the way team members react to their environment. 4. 5. 6. Give praise lavishly. Don't stint on recognizing achievements. When a member is out due to illness, encourage associates to telephone or visit the person. When a member returns from vacation, give him or her a chance to tell the team about it. Making the workplace an enjoyable place to be will pay off in a motivated, enthusiastic, and pro- ductive working team. The Least You Need to Know · If one team member is keeping the team from achieving its goals, both the leader and the other team members should work with the member to solve the problem. · Members respond to peer pressure. Prodding by associates can often impel a marginal member to in- creased productivity.