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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When training supervisors, stress that they must work harder to prevent workplace intolerance toward employees with physical or mental impairments.
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It's not that hard for an apparently solid team to break apart into a collection of cliques. Here's how you can stop this problem before it starts:
There's no better way to find out how well your team is performing (and whether you're getting better or worse) than by asking the people you serve. Whether these customers are inside or outside the organization, they can provide more important information than any other possible source.
In her new book, Contagious Success: Spreading High Performance Throughout Your Organization, Susan Lucia Annunzio identifies three characteristics that "consistently distinguish high-performing workgroups around the world."
Your team is made up of talented people, each of whom can excel individually. But the team's collaboration, decision making, and problem solving aren't what they could be; usually, you end up making the important moves. Why? And what to do about it?
Imagine you're newly assigned to lead a critical unit within your organization — only to discover a long backlog, high turnover, high absenteeism, and low morale. That's what happened to Eunice ...
Think about "effective problem- solving." What does it look like on your team? How do you define success? How long does it take? How often does it happen?
There's almost always room to improve the way you work. And if you involve your team members from the outset in the process of change, it'll be more likely that the team will accept and embrace the outcome.
A new project gets started, a new division is created, new staff come on board—and voila! A team is born. As with newborn babies, the first weeks of these new teams' lives can be critical for future success.
"The ability to think and act on your feet. The talent to respond to changing circumstances. The facility to change circumstances to fit needs. Superior idea generation and brainstorming skills. Speed and flexibility in crisis management. Spontaneity ... " Does this sound like a recipe for your team's success?
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