What can you do as a leader?
If we take a closer look at the anatomy of these conversations, there are three key elements that make a conversation REAL: relationship, content and presence.
But what can leaders do to create more REAL conversations? We will take a closer look at this in the following sections.
Leaders have an important task and responsibility for creating conversations that connect employees and teams. In addition to social deprivation, leaders and employees may experience an inability to act in the same way as they normally would, and their freedom of movement is limited.
In times like these, leaders and employees are impacted on three basic psychological needs (Ryan & Deci, 2000):
These three needs are fundamental in developing and maintaining intrinsic motivation. By stimulating them, we can help create motivation; and when satisfying them, we enable employees to better adapt to new demands and situations.
To work constructively with motivation, you might consider: