Team Building

In most companies, when you get results, you get rewards. And if you can’t lead teams to success, you’ll end up stuck in a job with no exit. Use this strategic blending of common-sense strategies and implementable team building exercises to build and bolster your winning team…

You want to improve teamwork. So you reward group performance, praise any signs of collaboration and prod loners to become joiners. That’s a good start, but why stop there?

Make sure your team is working more like the Manhattan Project and less like Enron… Use these articles, exercises and strategies to get your team building training up and running!

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Demonstrating best-practices leadership means finding new ways to reinvigorate your team and boost their performance. Here are four techniques for boosting your team management skills and maximizing your team’s performance.

Every year, junior-level staff members in the Virginia office of Merritt Group take a trip to San Francisco. Merritt execs figure a week at the communication firm’s California office is a good way to integrate staff at the bi-coastal organization ...

Even if you’re not the person's manager, you can gently coach a “difficult” co-worker toward positive behavior. Try taking the employoee aside after a meeting and follow these steps.

As companies scatter offices and employees around the world, leaders grapple with keeping business units functioning smoothly when their members hardly ever meet face to face. “Virtual teams” can’t develop the chemistry that helps on-site teams become more productive.
You create a well-organized agenda for team meetings, you write the goal for all to see, and you ask smart questions to direct discussion. But it won't guarantee the group will stay on track.
Prepare for a new kind of brainstorming called Message Mapping.
The highest-performing teams know their purpose. If you ask each person separately to state the team’s mission, each of them would give the same answer.
Apply some of these creative techniques to unleash outside-the-box thinking.
Do any of these statements sound familiar? “If I don’t do it, it won’t get done correctly.” “I can do it better (or faster) than anyone on my staff.” “My employees are already so busy.” All of them indicate that a manager is struggling to overcome roadblocks to becoming an effective delegator. (To find out [...]
Most managers like the idea of forming a team, at least in theory. If you go to the trouble of convening a team, give it a fighting chance to succeed.
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