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More About What Makes A Successful Team

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Ever feel totally out of your element? Chances are that many of your team members do, which makes success difficult to tackle.

We all often feel like everyone around us has their act together and we don’t. Even your most successful employees likely feel a little phony at times.

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Innovative Team Problem Solving Activities That Work

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Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities.

It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them competedepending on your goal.  If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. Criticism creates innovative teams.
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Splash! Team Building Communication Exercise

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During school, talking amongst your classmates was discouraged. Chatty Cathy was always sent to sit in the corner, facing the wall, and in high school that became detention.

Within team environments in the workplace however, you want good communication. Talking is encouraged, expected, and required.

Enhance collaboration and productivity with this team building communication exercise.

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Building a Team: Storming

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Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end.

Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. What comes next!? Well, according to Tuckman’s Model of Group Development (and Murphy’s Law) the next phase is generally one of upheaval and conflict – (cue ominous music) ’Storming’.

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Building a Team: Forming

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Unless you’re stranded alone on a deserted island, chances are good that you are part of a team on a regular basis.

It may be a small team, it may be a large team, but these teams help us accomplish our common goals and further our mutual causes.

So, how does building a team work?

Do you wake up one day and boom – immediately your team is the best of the best? Of course not! Group development is a process. It takes work. We know, we know, who wants more work, right? Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to make the process less ‘ugh’ and more ‘ah!’. Where else to start but the beginning?
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Graduation Day – Why Projects Should Have an End Date

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There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different.

Take these three phases into consideration and see where you are in your teams projects (and more importantly if you are stuck in any one… ). Then, take some time in the planning stages of a project to break your project into multiple stages with recognizable BME (beginning, middle and end).

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