If you’ve ever worked for an organization in the past, you are aware as me, that working within teams can be a troublesome experience. There are disagreements, a lack of communication, and sometimes the lack of ownership can cause people to let their guard down when deadlines are approaching. The result is that people are often unhappy and disappointed. Sometimes, it can cause tension and disagreements that last longer than the project itself.
To build a successful team, there are many essential elements to be considered. I’ll go over them one by one and discuss the ways NLP can be applied in this context.
Team Building Tip #1: Have solid leadership.
The majority of teams fail due to the fact that they lack the team members’ commitment to one leader who is the sole source of the direction and goals of the business regardless of whether it’s a large or smaller one. It is commonplace during my leadership classes to observe leaders denying their responsibility to the other team members and falling short when it comes to the games that we play. Why? Well, it’s a matter of competency. A good team leader can influence, motivate, and create an agenda. Without these qualities, an entire team is doomed to fail from the very beginning. As the leader, you are able to utilize NLP to help your team members be able to hear what you need to say precisely. The communication models used within NLP let leaders communicate with multiple levels of various individuals at the same time and increase their capacity to be more influential.
Team Building Tip #2 – Establish A Common Language
As you develop your team, You will also discover that the initial phases can be tricky since you are currently setting up protocols and communicating. At this point in time, the team needs to have a good rapport. Create experiences. Develop a shared understanding through these experiences, and encourage participants to stay and contribute since they’re no longer just individuals but part of a team that has an overall goal in mind. It’s about sharing information and understanding individuals’ differences earlier instead of waiting for the most crucial points in an undertaking. In NLP, the term “common language” comes in understanding the different communication styles. Do they prefer audio, visual or kinesthetic methods of communication? You could go deeper in NLP to study different communication strategies, like TOTE and meta programs to increase the power of your leadership strategy.
Team Building Tip #3 – Connect With The Vision
I believe that everyone should have an objective cause that makes people feel good about their contribution. It’s not a good idea to contribute to something that you believe is unproductive. If this happens, it’s crucial to review the vision and goals because it was the reason why your team was formed initially. It’s about being able to feel the pain of “high chunk” or abstract aspects of the minds of team members who are connected to what they value most and their values. In NLP, values are an essential pillar of communication. This is because values are the primary factor that motivates and drives people!
When you’re along your way to becoming an effective leader, keep in mind that NLP is an efficient application and must be learned by every leader who wants to keep climbing into higher positions and improve outcomes for their company.
Stuart Tan, MBA (Western Michigan), has been instructing NLP for more than 14 years. He has developed a variety of programs throughout Asia focused on increasing motivation to focus, identity, and motivation. His ability to bring about significant change in people is evident in his work as a business coach, which focuses on scaling the company starting from the inside. He believes that everyone who is looking to expand the business should have three elements – a clear goal, a high-performance capacity, and pillars of fame.