Nine Ways to Inspire Your Team

Nine Ways to Inspire Your Team

Nine Ways to Inspire Your Team

Don’t let communications be all electronic; value personal interaction.

The pressurized, fast-paced environment around many IT projects can lead to burnout and disengagement among team-members and even managers. But this doesn't have to be the case. In the book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People (Harvard Business Review Press/Available now), author Edward M. Hallowell contends that workers tend to excel for the long-haul when they feel a sense of liberating, creative energy within their own teams. Cultivating this enlightened environment primarily falls within the oversight of the project manager, but team members can also help create the healthy vibe. Key components of a high-performing team include roles that are thoughtfully assigned to members, strong interpersonal bonds, and inventive, task-related activities that light up personal brain power. Dr. Hallowell is a psychiatrist, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health. For more about the book,click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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