Knowing how to take care of our team means to be in touch, to care, to consider, to take interest, to devote, to put oneself in others’ shoes, to show empathy, to demonstrate to the members of the team that they’re recognized in their individuality beyond their role, their responsibilities and their performance.
These work well when they’re momentary attention and not a sustained psychological follow-up, or worse, when they create a dependent relationship. We must not exaggerate and we must make sure that this care does not absorb the team’s energy.
All team members can offer care and can receive it – the given attention circulates with fluidity. It doesn’t follow hierarchy and allows to give and to receive simultaneously.