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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Employees need to be well-informed to make the best decisions. But many leaders hesitate to share information with staff.
Is your team strong on ideas but weak when it comes to action? You may be managing a group of idealists. Harness their energy and commitment with these strategies:
Invite employees to offer three levels of new and innovative ideas.
Don’t lose hope if you haven’t experienced a “Eureka!” moment when it comes to your next big idea. The discovery of new ideas doesn’t come to you out of the blue.
You can provide ongoing training—on a shoestring budget—by starting a book club. It’s simple: The team commits to reading a book by a selected due date, and then you meet to discuss what you have learned.

To create a more collaborative culture, CEO Gregg Steinhafel encourages Target's 365,000 employees to harness social media. The retail giant has developed an internal online platform that enables workers at all levels to post comments, share ideas and engage in Facebook-like interaction with each other.

Christine Comaford, author of the new book SmartTribes, says good team leaders can become great team leaders by following this code of conduct:
To develop a self-managing team, start by limiting your demands and requirements. Instead, pose open-ended questions so that the group can grapple with setting its own rules.

If there is one thing that takes a team off of its focus or its ability to innovate, it is conflict. Yet conflict is unavoidable. It’s part of the human dynamics of people working together. How a manager approaches conflict can elevate a team’s performance and increase its ability to produce results. Here are the three best ways to deal with team conflict.

Based on the name alone, you can probably guess the purpose of the TeamworkPM app. This tool helps you manage and collaborate with your team and clients.
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