teamwork

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Post date: September 6, 2018
Most companies understand that collaboration is the lifeblood of any organization. Being able to work well in teams and across platforms is crucial for success. In fact, a study by Deloitte shows that collaborative employees work 15 percent faster and do 70 percent better work.  A major component...
Post date: March 19, 2019
How effectively do your organization’s teams operate? If yours is like the majority of companies, the only thing that gets measured, monitored, and rewarded is how teams perform. The challenge is that how teams operate—the quality of their team culture—is as important as how teams perform. In an...
Post date: October 16, 2018
Most organizations waste an absurd amount of time arguing about three things: What to do, how to do it, and who should do it. Endless meetings are spent rehashing who is doing what by when. Despite that, no one ever knows who’s accountable for the steps that are decided upon, so employees don’t...
Post date: September 11, 2018
When you have the opportunity to add a new member to your team, there are lots of ways to go about making your selection. Beyond screening for the proper experience and skills, many selection methods involve some element of testing for fit. Is their working style the right one for the role? Is...
Post date: December 4, 2018
A hallmark of today’s changing business landscape is the rise of the remote workforce. Companies are warming to this trend because it reduces real estate expense and increases productivity and loyalty when workers can spend time working rather than commuting.  It eases the emotional conflict...
Post date: November 1, 2018
HR executives have seen it all—talented and engaged bosses and team members, toxic bosses and team members, and everything in between. You have observed that leaders do not have a neutral impact for very long. Either bosses have a positive impact on performance and values (how people treat each...
Post date: November 27, 2018
Have you ever felt like you were expected to innovate but didn’t have enough time to do it? You’re not alone. Recent research shows this is a common problem for knowledge workers. In Workfront’s 2018 State of Work Report, 58 percent of the more than 2,000 workers surveyed said they are so swamped...
Post date: March 28, 2019
Your personal development and the development of your people are two key areas to which you probably have made commitments. The third, not as widely recognized, area is team development. Leaders usually start with personal development, then move on to people development, and finally, if at all, to...
Post date: November 3, 2016
One of the most important functions of any business is the hiring of talent. Recruiting (and retaining) skilled, values-aligned leaders and team members is the lifeblood of your organization.   HR plays a huge role in hiring. Your expertise in people systems, personnel practices, and interviewing...
Post date: June 14, 2016
Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood—when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success. Share the Talk-Time and Be Sensitive When I was a kid, my parents...