Posts in Category: teamwork

Getting Organized Through Authority, Responsibility, and Delegation

Any enterprise is a goal-oriented system of structured human interactions. People working together follow various set of rules and procedures. Getting organized in ways that are predictable, understandable and relatable determines goal-achieving.
Getting organized is not a random process. At the core, it has three key drivers: authority, responsibility, and delegation (ARDs). Organizations grow as these key drivers dictate. This growth enables an increase in departments, functions, teams, decision-making, and organizational complexity. Hence, ARDs are drivers for any organizational structure and constitute pivot points for getting organized. Read this article and learn how to better organize and lead your team using authority, responsibility, and delegation.
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introverts, extroverts

Perfecting Teamwork: Harmonizing the Introverts and Extroverts on Your Team

A lot of articles out there talk about introverts and extroverts. As well as how to deal with their personality traits. However, they hardly provide clarity as to what it means to be introverted or extroverted. Or what managers should do to accommodate such variation within any team. Since this a common issue, we decided to explore it. And also offer some tips.  You will better understand what introversion and extroversion entail at team level. Furthermore, how to deal with conflicts fueled by such differences.
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5 Top Objectives of Highly Successful Businesses

Objectives are the common denominator of all planning activities. Nowadays, however, organizations of all kinds are going through a paradigm shift. It’s no longer about hierarchies of plans and SMART objectives. Now it’s about maximizing human satisfaction: consumers and employees.
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Perfecting Teamwork: Work Organization in 3 Easy Steps

The best work organization is using teams. We’ve known this for ages. Humans have been doing job specialization long before they even had a word for it. This is responsible for our success and for who we are, intimately. It explains the modern fascination with our deeply-seated sense of self. As well as the remarkable capacity we have to do work collaboratively.
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Perfecting Teamwork: 3 Ways to Become a Resourceful Team Manager

People that manage people. People that manage teams of people. Getting things done. Delegating. Leaders of the shared timeline. Managers. Characteristically responsible for “acting in ways” that enable individuals to outperform themselves in favor of their contribution to a team effort. Managers who empower teams to achieve their best, to maximize the outputs with minimal inputs. Constantly striving for consistency, value, punctuality. Managers trying to remain relevant in this new world of business, with flattened hierarchies and autonomous employees.
Today, everything changes “ahead of time.” Technology underwent so many transformations in the past few decades, orders of magnitude more than it did before. This has changed everything about work and people. How work can be done, monitored, congregated. The way people act and interact. What they’re interested in, the news they read, the hobbies they have. Everything.
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Collaboration technology makes teams happy at work

How Collaboration Technology Helps Your Team Find Happiness at Work

Our parents could barely dream about being happy at work. They were satisfied with a monthly pay and some thought the job wasn’t that bad after all. In opposition, our generation feels entitled to be happy. Are we ignoring reality or seeing it for what it really is? Can we use collaboration technology to turn this potential into a sustainable realistic scenario?
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Effective communication is a game changer

How Effective Communication Empowers Businesses

Effective communication does wonders to your business. It’s a game changer: it transforms the way people work together, how they interact; it substantially decreases redundancies and the delayed offset of work-related conflicts.
Effective communication is what you want in your personal life too. It’s why a lot of people will like you. People like others to listen to them, and effective communication helps you be clear, concise, and “spot on.”
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Simple ways to avoid miscommunication with your team

A Simple Guide to Preventing Miscommunication with Your Team

So you’ve just put together your dream team and Shaq and Kobe aren’t playing nice together. There is so much potential, and you just cringe when untapped resources go to waste. No matter how professional each individual is, teams will always have miscommunication problems. Personality clashes, power issues, and lack of clarity over team goals will always make collaboration and communication difficult with some members. Let’s say that your superstar team is above that. Bad things can still happen: important emails ending in the spam folder, people forgetting about meetings or missing deadlines.
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Perfecting Teamwork: 4 Steps to Meet and Beat Deadlines

Deadlines are the clenching teeth of the cogwheels of civilization. You probably have some experience with meeting deadlines. Nowadays, however, it’s all about teams meeting and beating deadlines.
Truly remarkable achievements are most often team results. Gone are the days of patent-office clerks submitting world-changing papers on theoretical physics. And even Einstein needed help from expert mathematicians. Ironically, perfecting teamwork is a challenge in its own right. This is why we’ll be covering several important topics on the matter. This is our “perfecting teamwork” series.
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For Meetings with a Clear Outcome, Try These 4 Improv Rules

All meetings are much like performance shows where people come in and take their usual roles. There’s always someone who monopolizes the conversation and couldn’t care less about your agenda, the typical colleague who never speaks up, or the one who would literally agree to anything you say, right? That’s because each team gathers a wide variety of personalities and communication styles. So how can you encourage all attendees to engage in the conversation and contribute within a given time frame, so that when the meeting is over you have a clear outcome?

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