Psychological Needs of Teams

Posted 25 July 2023 by
Melissa Summer

1 min. read

What are the psychological needs of teams? And how can understanding these needs help individuals and teams work more effectively together?

In this episode of The Myers-Briggs Company Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Marta Koonz, Principal Consultant for The Myers-Briggs Company, as she walks us through insights around using psychological needs to better work relationships and improve teamwork.

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In this episode, Dr. Koonz highlights the consequences of unmet needs and the benefits of addressing them, including improved communication, enhanced leadership styles, and increased trust and psychological safety.

“Psychological needs can affect team communication, especially when you think about which of the needs is the most important to you. That Expressed need, the one you give to other people, definitely flavors your communication style,” says Dr. Koonz.

By listening, you’ll gain insights into the connection between psychological needs and emotional intelligence, as well as practical tips for utilizing interpersonal needs within teams.

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