Category: teamwork

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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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3 Best Practices to Improve Team Cohesion in The Workplace

Why is Team Cohesion Important? Establishing a firm sense of team cohesion in the workplace is absolutely vital to the success of any operation. Whether you're currently nurturing a small startup or...

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Cross-Functional Teams That Work

One of the greatest concepts business veterans have devised in recent memory is the cross-functional team—but it is often also one of the ideas that fails most spectacularly in practice. The notion...

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Why Managers Can’t [And Shouldn’t] Do It Alone

Anyone who has been a manager knows how challenging it can be. You have to make countless decisions, solve problems, organize projects, fill positions, coach people, monitor financial performance, stay on top...

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Teamwork: How To Create Team Synergy

Before explaining how to create team synergy in the workplace, here is an example of how to create synergy that you may have already encountered. A coworker recently told me about her...

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6 Unexpected Ways Outdoor Team-Building Events Can Boost Performance

Team development is a critical part of any successful team. When done outdoors, there are some terrific (and important) benefits. A growing body of research shows the value of hands-on, in-nature learning...

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6 Strategic-Leadership Skills that Can Increase Team Productivity

We all aim to increase our productivity, and being the right kind of leader is a major step in that direction. Strategic leaders know how to guide employees to make decisions that...

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So Much Synergy, It’s Criminal: What Hollywood Heists Can Teach Us About Teamwork

For many, synergy has become a dirty word. This loaded business term started appearing around the ‘60s, and supervisors and CEOs alike have been overusing it ever since. Most of us have...

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For Optimal Teamwork, Leaders Build Trust with the 6 C’s

Trust is an essential element of all successful interpersonal relationships. As a leader, it’s essential for you to build a collaborative, high-performing, innovative team—and that begins with you. Your willingness to trust...

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Lessons In Setting Team Direction

One common characteristic of effective teams is that the team members have a clear and shared understanding of the team’s direction and desired outcomes. Oftentimes, teams overlook this essential aspect of team...

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