Smack in the middle of your team-building outing you’ve been planning for your team for weeks (and worked your butt off to get funding for from your boss) you see Sally whipping out her cell phone and hitting the ‘FaceBook’ icon.
You look around the room and see Travis yawning, Dan whispering to his pod-mate, and Chris smirking.
One of the worst feelings is when you can tell that someone you are around is bored. And when you can tell your team is bored? Even more painful.
This week we have Coach Rich Grenhart, Psy.D. with us to tackle this challenging issue.
Dr. Rich, I have a disengaged team, what is one tip you would give to motivate them?
Do not assume you understand the root of your team’s disengagement.
Speak individually to each team member to get a clear understanding of what underlies the lack of team motivation.
Use this information to craft a strategic intervention.
Connecting with each team member, individually, will give you extra insight into why each person is dis-engaged and how this is affecting you team as a whole.