5 Tips to Boosting Your Teams Culture and Productivity ​

We all know the workplace is evolving and has reveled new challenges. We are in a new age of remote work and digital communication can bring on it’s own unique challenges, but by leveraging technology and effective communication strategies, leaders and their team can foster a collaborative and productive virtual workplace culture. No matter if you’re working from home or in the office, having a collaborative attitude, taking ownership, showing humility, being people smart and setting realistic expectations can help your team navigate any obstacles and achieve success within your organization. 

Be Humble

Being a humble leader means recognizing your limitations and acknowledging the contributions of your team. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you know everything, but this can be detrimental to your teams to success. Instead, take the time to listen to your team members or colleagues, ask questions, and learn from their experiences. Humble people are also open to feedback and willing to admit when they make mistakes. This can be difficult, but it’s essential for growth and development within your team. 

People Smart

We’ve all heard the saying “Read the room!” This is being people smart. Understanding your audience is a valuable skill and is even more valuable when communicating virtually or digitally. When delegating task or collaborating with your colleague take a moment to recognize their body language, ton and text. Are they engaged, is everyone getting what they need out of the task or conversation. Is there a dark cloud in the office or in your virtual meeting. Recognizing these signs and taking the time to identify the disconnect can lead can create trust and more open and honest conversations. 

Open Honest Communication

Communicating effectively is essential for delegating projects, setting department/company goals or simply chatting with your team. Being clear and concise in your messaging, whether you’re communicating verbally or digitally. It also involves active listening/reading, asking questions to clarify your understanding, and responding appropriately. Open and Honest is also critical within your organization, it can help avoid misunderstandings and conflicts, build trust, and improve collaboration within your team. Leaders have the stress the importance but also cultivate a safe place by leaving egos at the door or in the zoom waiting room. Practicing open and honest and effective communication, you can help create a more positive and productive workplace environment.

Take Extreme Ownership

Extreme ownership is a concept developed by former Navy SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin in their book “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win.” The idea is simple: take ownership of everything in your life, even if it isn’t your fault. In the workplace, this means taking responsibility for your actions and outcomes, as well as those of your team. 

By taking extreme ownership, you can avoid the blame game and focus on solutions. Instead of pointing fingers, you can identify what you can do to improve the situation and take action. This mindset can lead to increased productivity, better relationships with colleagues, and ultimately, company wide success. 

Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement involves consistently looking for ways to improve your health culture within your team. It involves being open to feedback, learning from your mistakes, and seeking out opportunities for growth and development. By focusing on continuous improvement, you can help create a culture of innovation and growth. This can lead to improved productivity, better teamwork, and a more positive workplace environment.


Creating a healthy workplace culture requires effort from everyone involved, but understanding that only you can control your attitude and effort is a crucial first step. By taking extreme ownership, being humble, people smart practicing effective but open and honest communication, taking extreme ownership and focusing on continuous improvement, you can help create a positive and supportive workplace culture that benefits everyone in your organization or company.