Main idea: In order for teams to successfully, evolve there must be a conscious effort to set up the right organizational conditions. Once a team is established, leaders should focus their attention on how information is exchanged, knowledge and expertise are developed, and rewards are implemented.
This is the 5th part in a 6-part blog series on teams. Start with the first blog here. If you’ve been following this blog series then by now you’ve been steadfast in 1) defining
Main idea: Team members need to know and agree to the norms of conduct of the team and why they are important for execution. The behaviors and actions form the culture of the team and define who they are. Leaders need to be deliberate in establishing the core norms of conduct. This blog presents four recommendations to improve effective team norms. This is the 4th blog in a 6-part blog series on teams. Read the first blog of the series here. Imagine watching your team like a
Main idea: Teams need well-defined members and roles in order to have an identity, build trust, and establish a culture. Four common management practices that actually hinder team development are exposed along with five ways to establish a strong team foundation. This is the 2nd part of a 6-part blog series on teams. Start with the first blog here. Ask most team members who else is on the team and many will quickly begin listing the names on the org chart. Pressed further and
Main idea: Most teams in a work setting are a cluster of individuals forced to work together through corporate hierarchy. This is a significant problem for engagement, productivity, and the mission of the business. More attention and resources must be given to develop and maintain real teams if we’re to see their full potential. This is the first part of a 6-blog series on teams. If you think you’re part of a team, you’re probably kidding yourself. More likely you’re part of