For Everybody Who Works with Anybody
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.[Read more…]
In an earlier CONNECT2Win Blog post, I mentioned the work I do to diagnose gaps in team effectiveness. Several readers asked for more information about the team assessment tools I use, so I decided to share my favorites here. Before I do, let me point out that I'm not getting paid to promote these. I choose not to participate in affiliate marketing to keep my recommendations pure and beyond reproach.
There are five team assessment tools that I use more often than any others.[Read more…]
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Team camaraderie is attracive.
People gravitate to teams where there is synergy, support and mutual respect. They want to work with those teams, be a part of those teams and be affiliated with those teams.[Read more…]
Leadership development is for teams, too.
When it comes to leadership teams, there's often an expectation that everyone is fully developed and empowered with superior leadership AND team skills.[Read more…]
Is it a realistic goal? Can teams truly work together in one accord without conflict?
When it comes to team work, there's no margin for error in ballroom dancing.
The slightest breakdown in communication ruins the dance. A missed connection is an obvious error. Being out of step with your partner diminishes the beauty of the number.[Read more…]
My parents were both U.S. Marines.
They knew about top-down management, respect and authority. They also knew a few things about building effective teams.
Adrift. Alone. Suspended in limbo. Nothing to hang on to.
That's how Carmen felt. Sure, she was surrounded by 41 team members. But that alone did not make her feel connected, supported or able to get traction.