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 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.
No matter how productive a team's performance, its real impact depends on whether higher-ups will listen. That's why you need to recruit a team advisor to make sure your group's work pays off.
When leading teams, clashing views is a healthy sign. If team members rarely disagree, they may not care.
According to Robert Lutz, the 75-year-old vice chairman of General Motors, teamwork is overrated.
Teams tend to excel when everyone pulls together to achieve a coveted and hard-to-attain goal. If there's a shared sense of urgency, that's an even stronger motivator.