A mindset is an attitude or inclination to solve a task or form an opinion in a certain way. A person’s mindset can be understood as the “default” perspective by which a person approaches a task or challenge and life itself.
A mindset is influenced by the individual’s values and how they are prioritised. Everyone has their own, unique mindset, which is shaped by their personal values. That means that the people in your organization all have different mindsets. Mostly this is unconscious and still impact highly how they work together.
When there are differences in mindsets, information can get lost in communication, and the bigger the difference in mindsets, the more information and understanding is lost. Knowing the mindsets of your team enhances leadership effectiveness, people engagement and shared focus.