As we have explored in this chapter, teams are made up of a collection of individuals. Key to creating a team is helping the team get aligned, as well as synchronized. There is a scientific concept called Synchrony.
Have you seen the Synchrony videos on YouTube, bringing to life the concept of how we synchronize with others?
As Blount and Leroy write, “The synchrony preference captures the degree to which a person tracks the pace of other people’s behavior and is willing to adapt his or her own behavior to match it, in terms of both speeding up and slowing down.”
Our ability to adjust our dials up and down is significant in a team context. Just like being a part of an orchestra, we need to be able to amplify certain facets of ourselves when working with some, and mute the same items when working with others. In a remote team, our ability to read others and get feedback is core to success. Synchrony and emotional intelligence go hand in hand as our social awareness skills and self-awareness play a key part of the feedback loop for adjusting.” (Copyright 2021, Jennifer Britton, Reconnecting Workspaces)
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