Engagement as a team


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Engagement not only contributes to individual performance, but is also a source of energy for teams and a way for high-performance teams to differentiate themselves. That is why it is useful to understand exactly what team engagement is, how it arises and above all, how it can be stimulated.

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Engagement as a team

  1. 1. Investing in team engagement pays off WHAT IS TEAM ENGAGEMENT? TEAM ENGAGEMENT AS AN 'EMERGENT STATE' TEAM ENGAGEMENT AS 'SHARED STATE' dynamiC shared state when team members attribute a similar degree of engagement to their team varies depending on a range of factors collective quality shaped by mutual interaction and dynamics A B C Team Engagement: a multidimensional construct characterised by vitality, devotion, absorption this is expressed through: - team members who encourage one another - speak positively about work experiences - focus solely on work-related matters during working hours Provide a supportive environment Team members have a feeling that the environment is supportive when constructive criticism is rewarded and when the group leader shows concern and takes interpersonal problems seriously. Provide interaction Plenty of mutual contact and collaboration builds emotional bonds and also creates opportunities to share experiences which can lead to team engagement. Coordination can be further stimulated by the development of various communication channels within the teams. Provide good coordination ENGAGEMENT IS CONTAGIOUS When engaged employees communicate their optimism, positive attitude and proactive behaviour, they are able to influence their colleagues and the result is that they are all able to perform better as a team. BETTER TEAM PERFORMANCE Team engagement leads to better team performance, a better team environment, a more positive effect and trust in the ability of the team, as well as to individual engagement. Major challenge: creating the right energy so that the sum becomes greater than the parts. INDIVIDUAL engagement team engagement VS employees are able to collaborate well high-performance teams BUILDING BLOCKS OF ORGANISATION = way for teams to differentiate themselves energy source for teams TIPS FOR STIMULATING TEAM ENGAGEMENT VS ENGAGEMENT AS A TEAM enhances individual performance Finally, selecting team members whose skills complement those of the team creates greater interdependence. Provide complementary skills1+1=3 1. Resources 2. SITUATIONAL ELEMENTS Provide group spirit That sense of there being a "we" leads to identification with the team and greater mutual cohesion, also when it comes to engagement. Establish norms A good example of these are the explicit and implicit norms that shape the behaviour of the members. Once it has become the norm to display a certain behaviour or emotion, members will not only follow suit, but it will also influence their subjective experience. In other words, after a while, engagement can become the norm for a group. 3. EXTERNAL FACTORS Provide highly positive experiences Working in a team inevitably leads to emotionally charged situations. When these are highly positive experiences, they can accumulate and lead to high enthusiasm and engagement, which is ultimately expressed in team engagement. BENEFITS OF TEAM ENGAGEMENT