How the best leaders
create teams that love working together
High-performing teams don’t just produce great work.
They also love working together—and that’s no accident.
High-performing teams don’t just produce great work. They also love working together—and that’s no accident.
A wealth of studies reveal that when employees feel connected to their colleagues, they become more productive, creative, and collaborative. They’re also more satisfied at work, less susceptible to burnout, and less likely to leave for another job.
Most leaders leave workplace friendships to chance.
But now, you don’t have to.
Most leaders leave workplace friendships to chance. But now, you don’t have to.
The Secrets of
This workshop teaches leaders cutting-edge strategies from the emerging science of workplace friendships, and gives them proven tools for sparking genuine connections, strengthening collaboration, and fueling top performance—even within remote and hybrid settings.
YOU WILL LEARN
The 5 Friendship Accelerators that turn colleagues into friends
How to design team meetings that improve collaboration and eliminate silos
The ideal way to introduce a new employee to your team
How to highlight shared goals in ways that make everyone feel like a contributor
How to instantly transform disagreements into connection-building opportunities
IDEAL FOR LEADERS SEEKING TO
- Create a team mentality
- Boost collaboration
- Minimize turnover
- Improve morale
- Fuel high performance
[Duration: 2-3 hours]
The anatomy of closeness
The performance benefits of workplace friendships
The 5 Friendship Accelerators
Designing your “Connections Catalyst”
The perfect way to start a team meeting
The power of shared goals
The reason disagreements fester (and how to avoid them)
Using relationship-building statements
Creating a high-performing team and organization that no one wants to leave
Based on the
Synthesizes over 1,000 academic studies into practical strategies you can use to elevate your team and create an extraordinary workplace
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TRANSFORMATIVE STRATEGIES, PROVEN RESULTS.
63% of employees who experience belonging at work are engaged. Among those who don’t feel connected, only 29% are engaged. That’s a 117% difference.
Wharton studies indicate that workplace friends have more honest dialogue and give each other feedback more frequently.
Employees with close connections at work are 25% less likely to leave their company for another position.
Employees who feel connected to their colleagues are 27% more likely to buy into their company’s mission.
Ready to ignite close connections within your team?