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The story of Crevio – A quality of reliance in a team



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The story of Crevio.

A quality of reliance in a team

 

Resilience is a critical quality for any team, as it allows members to adapt, persevere, and thrive in the face of challenges and setbacks. In today’s rapidly changing and unpredictable work environments, the ability to handle adversity is more important than ever. This essay explores my team Crevio’s journey and how we learned the concept of resilience in our team, why it is essential, and offers strategies to foster and handle resilience effectively within a team.

 

From the beginning of our second semester and forming a company, we all in team Crevio were facing problems personal and professional, both. Few of us had financial challenges, few of us had past traumas, few of us had inbuilt competition and a habit of taking everything for a challenge. This was definitely the most dangerous concoction of disastrous attributes of a team.

 

Time went by each month, and we created an unhealthy environment for each other. The team got divided into small groups pulling each other down. There was verbal spat, negative energies and what not. Somehow, we hardly managed to complete the semester and we got the news that a few of our members were leaving Proakatemia and joining other courses.

 

The knowledge of people leaving suddenly made a vacuum. It hit hard on us, we realized we are together for a very short period of time altogether. Tomorrow, we won’t be together under one roof. Maybe a few of us will work together, a few of us will further study the same course but it will all change.

 

It was too late to make changes and bring back our dear teammates. We cannot undo what we had made but we started fresh from our 3rd semester.  Meanwhile summer gave us a space where we had many realizations. And the 3rd semester started with a bang, with a new co operation between team members, their Unity, we started helping each other, we stood for the betterment of our team. We learned acceptance, change, we accepted our mistakes, acknowledged them and most importantly to accept that it is alright to make mistakes but not learn from it and make the needed changes. The following are the lessons about resilience in a team that we as tea carry together, realized together and learned together.

 

 

The Importance of Resilience in Teams

 

Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from adversity and maintain or regain high levels of functioning. In a team context, resilience is crucial for several reasons:

 

Enhanced Problem-Solving: Resilient teams can approach challenges with a positive mindset, leading to more effective problem-solving and innovation.

 

Improved Well-being: A resilient team is better equipped to manage stress, reduce burnout, and maintain overall well-being, leading to increased job satisfaction and retention.

 

Stronger Team Dynamics: Resilient teams tend to have better communication, trust, and cohesion, making it easier to work together and achieve common goals.

 

Adaptability: Resilience enables teams to adapt to changing circumstances, making them more versatile and capable of seizing new opportunities.

 

Strategies for Building Resilience in Teams

 

Cultivate a Growth Mindset: Encourage team members to adopt a growth mindset, which promotes the belief that skills and abilities can be developed over time. This mindset shift helps individuals view challenges as opportunities for growth rather than insurmountable obstacles.

 

Clear Communication: Open and honest communication is crucial for building resilience. Team members should feel comfortable sharing their concerns, uncertainties, and ideas. Encourage active listening and constructive feedback to foster trust and transparency.

 

Set Realistic Expectations: Avoid setting unrealistic goals or timelines that may lead to burnout and frustration. Instead, establish achievable milestones and celebrate small wins to boost morale.

 

Provide Resources and Support: Ensure that team members have the necessary resources and support to tackle challenges. This includes training, mentorship, access to information, and a supportive work environment.

 

Promote Self-Care: Encourage team members to prioritize self-care practices, such as regular exercise, mindfulness, and time off. A physically and mentally healthy team is more resilient.

 

Embrace Failure as a Learning Opportunity: Shift the team’s perspective on failure. Instead of viewing it negatively, encourage the team to see it as a chance to learn, adapt, and improve.

 

Develop a Contingency Plan: Prepare for potential setbacks by creating a contingency plan. Knowing how to respond to adversity can reduce anxiety and increase confidence.

 

Celebrate Resilience: Acknowledge and reward resilience within the team. Recognize individuals who demonstrate perseverance, adaptability, and positive attitudes in the face of challenges.

 

Promote Diversity and Inclusion: A diverse team brings a range of perspectives and experiences, which can enhance resilience by providing alternative solutions and approaches to problems. (Overby 2021.)

 

Continuous Improvement: Regularly assess the team’s resilience and adapt strategies accordingly. Encourage ongoing learning and development to stay resilient in an ever-changing world.

 

Conclusion

 

Building resilience in a team is essential for its long-term success and well-being. By implementing strategies that promote a growth mindset, clear communication, support, and self-care, teams can better handle adversity and emerge stronger from challenges. Resilient teams not only thrive in unpredictable environments but also contribute to a positive organizational culture where individuals are empowered to grow and excel.

 

Source

Overby S, 2021. Change management: 9 ways to build resilient teams. Read on June 22 2023

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2021/11/change-management-9-ways-build-resilient-teams

 

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