I’m all about helping people create high-performing work teams. One characteristic of the best teams is the palpable levels of social cohesion. Team members genuinely like each other and get along.
So what about those people who aren’t comfortable with the team thing? It would be easy to write them off as ineffective team members.
Perhaps they have social anxiety and instead of replacing them, you look at ways to help them feel more comfortable, so they can be successful contributors to the team. This article offers four excellent suggestions about how to do that.