Are You Sticky?

are you sticky picThe most important person on any team may well be the “glue guy” or “glue gal ” — you know, the one who holds everyone together. Shawn Achor, the Harvard-trained researcher and author of The Happiness Advantage, cites research from the Yale School of Management that found social cohesion is a better predictor of a team’s success and profit than the team’s collective IQ or years of experience. Creating a sense of community leads to greater employee engagement, and in an era when more people are admitting to dissatisfaction on the job, this bonding can be a boon to business.

Some corporations actually create programs to encourage socializing. For instance, Nationwide Insurance has the “Nationwide Activities Association,” which is described as an “internal group that sponsors athletic leagues and a variety of clubs.” But even if your place of employment doesn’t have a similar type of program, there’s nothing to stop you from being the sticky one who bonds your team by bringing in donuts, organizing a happy hour or  sharing a funny (workplace appropriate!) story.  

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Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at http://www.ColetteCarlson.com or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. This is so right on, Colette!  I'm still cheffing at Whole Foods and our "team" suffers greatly from lack of bonding.  The company encourages "Team Build" by all going off campus for a group activity but it has never been organized by the current team leader.  She's not the "glue gal" for sure.  Do I have the energy to be the sticky one here??  Your posts always bring such good clarity to the social dynamics of life!

  2. What a great concept. And maybe as motivational speakers, we KNOW this – but I don't think I've been encouraging people to do it. Well, now that you've given me the research to back it up – I think I will! Thanks, Colette!

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