Step by step actionplan
1. Schedule a meeting with your team
Take the time to discuss the results and give a good follow-up.
If you and your colleagues find it important to work together to create a pleasant and healthy workplace where people do not get sick, but rather enjoy work, then you have an excellent chance to get started. Take the time to discuss your work experience with your colleagues. That is something that often falls short in the light of the day. A shame right?
- Schedule a team meeting that is only about ‘work experience’. Take your time: at least 2 hours.
- It is important to ‘break free’ from your daily routines. You want to make it negotiable. Sometimes it is therefore convenient to meet in a different place than usual.
- Realize that it is not about tackling all kinds of new tasks and activities together. The trick is to ‘do things differently’.
2. Understand how it works
It is about strengthening your energy sources.
The central idea behind the employee survey is that working costs both energy and gives energy. On the one hand, you have to deal with a certain workload, with changes, bumbling citizens and difficult colleagues. On the other hand, the work also offers you the opportunity to develop yourself, to be important to others and to collaborate with nice colleagues. We also call these energy generators energy sources. Research shows that people who have a lot of energy sources can deal better with energy guzzlers and work healthier and with more pleasure.
- Don’t be blind to sources of stress. These are often part of your job or are difficult to influence. If you can, you should do it, but often it is better to focus on energy sources.
- Energy sources make the work fun and interesting. And they help you deal with stressors. So a double-edged sword.
- Energy sources are in your duties, in relationships with colleagues and in your growth opportunities
3. Prepare individually
Everyone has a unique view of the team situation, make use of it.
Everyone has their own role in the team, with personal qualities and unique experiences from the past. Achieving improvement together requires a keen insight and a dose of creativity. Everyone contributes to that! So make sure that everyone is well prepared for the team meeting and participates in the meeting in a constructive manner. You can prepare by going through the team dashboard with a few questions in mind.
- What else would you like for your team? Which energy sources can be strengthened?
- Do you already have an idea how you could achieve that? And what help from whom can you use for that?
4. Have a conversation and make an action plan
Take the time to draw up an action plan together that gives confidence.
The moment you start a conversation, well prepared, you need a good structure to come to a good plan. Together you determine what you want to achieve (GOAL), which energy sources have to change to achieve the goal (KEY POINTS), how you will do that (STRATEGY) and what agreements you make with each other about who does what and when (FOLLOW-UP) ).
- Make sure that everyone provides their input, including those who often keep their mouths shut
- Consider whether everyone agrees with the conclusions and choices
- Mention that it is often difficult to keep the attention on the agreements and discuss how to deal with this risk
- Deciding not to take action together is also an appointment, do not be forced