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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You can boost the skills of your work­ers through a time-tested approach: apprenticeship. This helps newer employees benefit from those who have valuable skills and experience to share.
You've called your top team mem­bers into your office and asked them to coordinate a special project. It's a new sort of task for them, unlike your team's typical work, and they're unsure where to begin. Help them develop their project management skills by sharing with them these 10 key steps:
Everybody wants to be creative, right? Here are some tips for bringing out creativity in yourself and your team:
Working together to solve problems and create opportunities is one of the great inherent benefits of workplace teamwork. Here are some steps you can take with your team to boost its effectiveness:
Consul­tant and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni identifies five "natural but dangerous pitfalls" that stand in the way of team success. Are these problems on your team?
How can you keep your team's work stress in check while still maintaining your edge and get­ting things done? Here are some ideas:
Plenty of "team leaders" find it hard to know what to do to really engage in continuous team building and make a workgroup more than the sum of its parts. Here are some ques­tions to ask:
Savvy managers, therefore, go to great lengths to get the right number of hard-working, talented, motivated and positive people on their team. This won't guarantee success, of course, but it will make important goals a lot easier to accomplish. Here are some guidelines to help you staff your team for top effectiveness:
You probably think you know your “people people.” They’re the nurturers, the team players, the diplomats. In truth, that ain’t the half of it. Researchers studied the psychological tests of more than 7,000 professionals and identified four aspects of “relational” work: influence, interpersonal facilitation, relational creativity and team leadership. Here’s what it means:

"What do you mean I have to work on the floor today?" Margie asked sharply. "I have this project you gave me, remember?" Hank sighed heavily. "I know, but Mr. Banks denied our request for temporary help. With Rosanna and Martha out, we need all hands. I'm going to be out there, too."

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