Building a Positive Team Culture

Creating an Environment of Sustainable Productivity and Engagement

Created in partnership with: Kim Cameron

Building A Positive Team Culture

What You Will Learn

  • Drive individual and team performance through the use of positive leadership principles
  • Improve leadership effectiveness through the application of positive leadership principles
  • Create measurable action plans for individual, team, and organizational performance improvement using positive leadership frameworks

What You Will Do

  • Learn and discuss key positive leadership principles, including four highly effective strategies for leaders
  • Identify key components of high-performance work environments that help teams and individuals flourish
  • Learn how to deploy the positive leadership toolkit in performance improvement initiatives
  • Assess current empowerment and leadership capabilities to define concrete action steps

Description

Positivity is the key to creating empowering, virtuous organizations that naturally attract people. Drawing on a diverse body of research from healthcare to manufacturing, Professor Kim Cameron’s real-world, evidence-based examples demonstrate how leaders can affect organizational culture, positivity, and ultimately, productivity.

Consider:

  • People spend about 20% longer thinking about positive information than negative (and 50% longer than neutral statements).
  • Studies show people are more accurate processing and recalling positive information than negative or neutral information.
  • Central nervous system functioning is at its most effective in situations deemed positive.
  • The positive energy of leaders has been seen to increase productivity 150%, as well as support job satisfaction, well being, cohesion, and team learning.
  • Positivity increases life expectancy (6-7 years for one study and 12 years for another).

Drawing on a diverse body of research from healthcare to manufacturing, this sprint demonstrates how leaders can affect organizational culture, positivity, and ultimately, productivity. Assessments and group discussions enable participants to determine their current state of performance in a number of positive leadership categories, and then apply groundbreaking concepts to propel their teams forward.

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Expert Faculty

Kim Cameron
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

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