According to neurological research referenced by the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI), here are two conclusions to consider in disarming negativity and building trust on a team:
Bad teams cause stress. They zap our energy. They hurt our ability to be engaged at work. They kill productivity and can do damage to our health. Toxic behaviors invade the dysfunctional team and blame/defensiveness, contempt, gossip, silo thinking and territorial in-fighting dominate the climate.