What Many Leaders Get Wrong When Trying to Build Team Engagement

Many of us, including leaders, have a blind spot for how people might feel strong social pressure to attend team morale events, despite having anxiety or stress related to those things. They might have family or other obligations that might make spending time on anything outside of normal work hours extremely stressful for them.

What’s your take on “enforced team fun”?
Many teams have an expectation that everyone will participate in things like birthday celebrations and morale building events, despite the strong possibility that some on the team would experience stress and anxiety, and no evidence that holding those events increases engagement on the team. Listen in as Richard and Peter discuss whether there are things outside of individual task execution that should be expected on a team, and how “enforced team fun” may be hurting more than it is helping.

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