Team norms and rituals play a crucial role in fostering creativity within a group. They also provide structure and stability while encouraging innovation and new ideas.
According to a Harvard Business Review study, teams with strong norms and rituals are more likely to be creative, productive, and have higher job satisfaction.
Team norms are the informal rules and expectations that govern a team's behavior. These can range from basic things like punctuality and communication to more complex rules around problem-solving and decision-making.
Having explicit team norms helps to create a sense of unity and accountability, as everyone knows what is expected of them.
On the other hand, Rituals are specific behaviors or practices performed repeatedly and with purpose. These can be as simple as a weekly team meeting or as complex as an elaborate team-building exercise. Rituals can build trust and camaraderie, foster collaboration, and create a shared sense of purpose.
So how can you use these two concepts to become more creative as a team? Here are a few tips:
According to a study by Forbes, creative teams are not only more successful, but they are also more likely to have higher job satisfaction and employee engagement. So start implementing these tips today, and see the benefits for yourself!
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