Teams

Manage Team Performance Through an Open Dialog

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Many challenges in business, team and employee performance result from inadequate communication. Leaders often make incorrect assumptions about the members of their teams. Those assumptions lead the team to believe the leader is not interested in listening to their ideas for improvements. Sometimes communication breaks down when attempting to avoid conflict or not wanting to…

Team Leaders Should Play Favorites (but Only in Moderation)

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It’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to gravitate toward certain people based on things like interpersonal compatibility and demonstrated performance abilities. However,…

Structure Trouble – Part 1

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In our January newsletter I told you I would start to share more regularly my own experiences and observations from not just my past but real time experiences from the projects am currently involved in or that I see in organisations around me right now. Here’s my first article. Let me know what you think…

Keeping the Boat Afloat and Teamwork

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by: Kerry Wills In today’s corporate world most organizations are matrixed in different ways. This means that there are many handoffs and intersection points for most solutions and programs. This adds complexity to programs to ensure that all intersection points are planned for and monitored closely. But the key to success is with people within those…

Be a pro at keeping your team on track: The Project Management Certification Bundle

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Managing a team under pressure can be overwhelming. You can learn proven strategies and methods in the Project Management Certification Bundle, which offers eight engaging courses that work toward industry-standard certifications. The PMP and PMI qualifications are widely recognized by employers around the world, and the tuition in this bundle is geared toward the exam.…

The Collective Memory of the Team

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by: Robert Galen If you’ve any experience in Agile approaches for software development, one of the common arguments surrounds documentation. Mostly it centers on software requirements, but it also extends to other forms of documentation, for example, design or user-centered documentation. Many Agile teams struggle with documentation. My experience aligns with folks leaning one of two…

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

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by: Rebecca Knight Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to…