Category: team members

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How Consistent Communication Creates Seamless Shift Transitions

Working in an environment in which multiple teams work on shifts around the clock can be difficult for a number of reasons, including an “us vs. them” mentality between alternate shift workers,...

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Team Building for Large Groups [8 Tips for a Successful Event]

Organizations frequently need to bring a large group of people together, whether it’s for an all-hands gathering, a team-building event, or a celebration. While these large-group events are energetic, exciting, and a...

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Is Ineffective Mid-Level Management Impacting Your Team’s Productivity?

Have you noticed a gradual (or sudden) breakdown among members of the management team within your company? These issues can often be attributed to ineffective management practices in upper management or a...

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5 Creative Ways to Show Employees Appreciation

Think back to a time when you felt undervalued or underappreciated for something you accomplished. This could have been a task as small as cleaning the house or something as big as...

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Toxic Team Members – 4 Reasons Why They’re Horrible [Infographic]

Having someone at work that is toxic can be a disaster to your team. A recent article showed that you'll spend more time with your coworkers than your own family. To make...

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Ingredients Of A Team Player

Teams consist of individuals with unique skill sets and talents.  These individuals, combine both their strengths and weaknesses to create the unique makeup and dynamic of the collective team.  But what makes an...

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Elegy for Poor Management

A friend of mine is a decent person but a terrible manager. I know this because I have been both his friend and his employee in the fifteen years I have known...

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Teamwork = Miracles

Several years ago, I attended the 40th anniversary of the Sabin polio vaccine and the contributions of Dr. Albert S. Sabin at the University Of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital....

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Teamwork: Finding The Common Purpose

Recently, a client invested time and money into training all of their employees with the goal of achieving more effective communication throughout the organization.  The training was provided to nearly 1,300 employees...

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Teamwork In The Redwood Forest

Although they may seem like an unusual place to find inspiring lessons on teamwork, the giant redwood forests have a lot to teach us. The majestic trees found in the redwood forests...