Help Your Team Overcome Mental Ruts

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Following our last blog in relation to Creativity; the next myth of business relationships is:

Myth #4 – Efficiency & Expertise are the Holy Grail

Most teams focus on increasing their productivity and efficiency and they encourage their members to become experts at their jobs.

Reality: These practices actually make them less adept at solving the challenging problems faced by most teams today.

The human brain has evolved for efficiency and will easily get stuck in the ruts forged by the constant repetitions that it takes to perfect a process or become an expert.

Action: Help every team member approach each situation with freshness and novelty. Promote curiosity and exploration and learning so your team can avoid mental ruts and come up with better solutions.

Written by Jonathan Mansilla  

www.HubLinked.com

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Why Leaders Shouldn’t Set Rules

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Following our last blog in relation to Creativity; the next myth of business relationships are:

Myth #3 – Leaders Should Set the Rules

Many leaders believe they need to establish extensive rules for their teams, to ensure that everyone works hard, takes care of customers, and is a good team player.

Reality: When people are given the latitude to do the right things they act more trustworthy.

When people feel trusted the chemical oxytocin surges in their brains. They naturally become more confident, more cooperative, more generous, and more conscientious. Performance, collaboration, creativity, and productivity all increase.

Action: Empower your people. Resist the urge to impose restrictive rules. Trust your team to do the right thing.

Written by Jonathan Mansilla  

www.HubLinked.com

If you’d like to take your team to the next level, Request a Demo Now

How to Create Social Currency?

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When creating a remarkable product, we can provide people with Social currency which will give people a way to look good while promoting your product.

Now, is there another way of creating a Social currency and have people talk about your product or service?    Yes, that’s were Leverage Game mechanics falls into place.

Game mechanics are fun, people love to play, playing motivates people; it makes them want to achieve something.  People don’t only care about how they are doing; they care about how they are doing compared to others: high status, leader of the pack, top dog. People love to brag.

Gamefy your idea ! –  it helps people to publicize their achievements while at the same time publicizing your service, product or idea.  Give people something to brag about, boast about – that’s what Game mechanics is about.

Written by Jonathan Mansilla  

www.HubLinked.com

If you’d like to take your team to the next level, Request a Demo Now

Why You Shouldn’t Keep Relationships Professional

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We will now discuss the 2nd. Myth of Business Relationships :

Myth #2 – Relationships Should Be Kept Professional

Most teams believe it’s best to keep relationships at a surface level, where members are cordial and collegial, yet they can make tough business decisions without being hindered by personal attachments.

Reality:

People have a primal need to personally bond with each other.

When teammates relate to each other with genuine feelings of care and emotional concern, they satisfy a basic human need. In fact, when people interact regularly with others with whom they don’t feel a strong sense of belonging, they often end up with potent and even toxic negative feelings, including fear, anxiety, and depression.

Action:

Help people in teams build emotional bonds. They can personally relate to each other while learning to avoid the pitfalls of close bonds in a rough and tough business environment.

Written by Jonathan Mansilla  

www.HubLinked.com

If you’d like to take your team to the next level, Request a Demo Now