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Aug 18, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Don't Describe Teamwork as Everyone Getting Along

How do you describe teamwork?

Have you made teamwork synonymous with terms like "rowing in one direction" or "going along to get along" or "acting in one accord"? Have you over-emphasized the notion that there's no "I" in team?

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Aug 11, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Commitment to a Common Purpose Unites Teams

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Aug 4, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

3 More Creative Team Building Activities You Haven't Tried Yet

This is the second in a series of posts with fresh ideas and creative team building activities you won't find elsewhere. To see the first post in the series, click here.

These creative team building activities have been used with teams from a variety of functional areas, in a variety of sectors. When I hear "our team is all business" or "we don't get a lot of participation in team building games," I think to myself "Challenge accepted!"

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Jul 28, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Objectives of Team Building: Successful Teams Don't Just Happen

These objectives of team building are the foundation to creating a highly successful team!

Successful teams don’t happen by accident. Instead, they are developed deliberately to achieve outstanding results. For instance, The Centre for Academic Development at the University of Auckland comprised six teams each with a particular function contributing towards enhanced teaching and student learning and ultimately towards enhanced organizational performance.

The success of the Centre depended on each team being the best it could be, not only as an entity in itself but also as an interconnected collaborative unit within the Centre and across the entire university.

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Jul 21, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Examples of Working In a Team: Sports, Personal & Professional

“There is no I in team” in any successful examples of working in a team.

Teamwork is a game changer when it comes to being successful. You have to have support from your peers in whatever group you are trying win over. For me, this group of people varies. In my life, I have had so many opportunities to be a part of team, lead a team, or cheer on a team.

Teamwork is such an essential part of daily living! We all need to know how to play along and be accepting that we are part of a team in some way, shape or form. I  thrive on teamwork; I want to be a part of the mix whenever and however I can. In my eyes, no role is too small. Moreover, every role plays a big part.

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Jul 14, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

5 Ways to Mine for Conflict with Your Team

The most effective teams don't avoid conflict. They view it as a healthy way to surface ideas and improve decision quality. In the absence of dissension, these teams actually mine for conflict instead of moving on too hastily.

In last week's CONNECT2Win Blog Post, we covered the benefits of healthy conflict. Getting the team to open up and engage may not be as easy as it sounds (at least at first). Here are five ways any member of the team could stir things up and improve team effectiveness by introducing healthy conflict.

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Jul 7, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Team Effectiveness: What Is It Any Way?

What is Team Effectiveness? It's one of those phrases we all use... and that we all define differently. So here, in our first post in the new CONNECT2Win Blog, it only seems right to start with a thoughtful definition of team effectiveness.

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Jun 30, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Defining Roles and Responsibilities for Office Team Building: Clarity Is Key

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Jun 23, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Teamwork Skills: 7 C's for Team Effectiveness

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Jun 16, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Management Team Building Activities to Break Down Silos

Management team building activities can tear down some of them. But if you're serious about getting rid of silos in your organization, you'll need to start at the top with executive alignment.

Sometimes, of course, managers are the "top" of the team that needs some alignment work. Cross-functional teams often bring together managers who wouldn't typically work together. Using management team building activities can build camaraderie, identify core common purpose(s) and ensure team effectiveness.

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