As a team-building facilitator, how do you experience the place you work?
And, how do the teammates and team leaders you support experience their workplace?
You and I both know the human race would be far better off if everyone in the whole world saw their workplace as a positive and safe classroom. I know; wishful thinking 🙂 , but you and I can choose to see that way, right?!
The kind of “seeing” I’m talking about comes as a result of your Right-Minded Choice. When you see your workplace as a classroom, I guarantee you have the right-minded willingness to continuously learn how to respond to your classroom challenges.
It’s difficult to accept but the truth is that most of what you and I experience as being outside ourselves in the workplace is a mirror image of what is going on inside ourselves. To discuss all the shades and variations of this truth is beyond the limits of this post. But it is possible to remind you whether you see your workplace as a classroom or a prison, it is because you have first chosen to see it that way.
So, to experience your workplace, more and more, as a classroom, here is what you need to do [or remind your teammates to do]…
Strengthen your desire and willingness to change your mind and behavior so that you more effectively respond to your classroom challenges.
How? Use the 7 Right-Minded Teamwork “Thinking” lessons when difficult team situations happen.
When you think this way, right-minded work behaviors follow, and your work performance will contribute to creating Right-Minded Teamwork.
Keep in mind that the only freedom you truly have is the freedom to choose how to respond to your classroom challenges. To make the most of your freedom, you must train your mind to apply right-minded choices in both good times and bad.
Your workplace is your classroom. If you hate going to class, you will never truly understand Right-Minded Teamwork. But if you want to be fully functional and emotionally mature, you will gladly embrace your teammates and enjoy attending class every day.
The good news is that right-minded choices are natural and are already inside you. When you and your teammates are not collaborating or functioning at your best, you can be certain you are following wrong-minded choices. Our list of Right-Minded Choices doesn’t claim to teach the complete meaning of right-mindedness. It does claim that by discussing these choices in your team, you will remove the blocks to right-minded awareness.
For that reason, we can now say that the fundamental purpose of Right-Minded Teamwork is to remove the blocks of wrong-minded thinking.
By doing that, the right-minded truth is revealed which is…. Your team Can work as One.
Chick here for the 7 Lessons to use to train your mind to see a classroom instead of a prison.
To your success, Dan Hogan