- Don’t let your team become stagnant
“A common trap I see leaders fall into is that they have the ‘go-to’ person in their team,” Fraser said.
He said that this leads to one person landing interesting projects and important work that pushes them, while the rest of the team get “business-as-usual projects”, which don’t push them or help them to grow.
“Leaders then complain about the capability gap in their team – which they are perpetuating.”
- See pressure as an opportunity to grow
How the individuals in your team perceive pressure will determine whether it propels them into a high-performance state or deep into stress.
Training the team around shifting mindsets and giving them tools to evolve their perception of stress is therefore essential.
- Make your team feel safe
When participants in the study felt they had support from their team and their leaders, the feeling of safety helped them get into flow.
Taking Molineux and Fraser’s findings into account, there are several ways HR leaders can use the information to improve their productivity.