There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement.
Managing a team is tough. Keeping employee morale high is hard. There’s a lot of pressure to keep employees happy… engaged… productive.
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
Although this attitude works well in sports, games and personal careers, it can hinder teamwork.
Too much competition can cause team members to constantly try to outdo each other, which can cause added stress, jealousy and conflict. However, just the right amount of competition can boost creativity and foster effective communication in the workplace. Plus, it can motivate team members to improve their jobs.
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“I just try to get out of my own way because if anyone is their own worst enemy, it’s usually you.” – Taylor Dayneteamwork
Many team building tips focus on how you can influence others to collaborate… communicate… just speak to each other! Meanwhile, networking and career building advice tends to focus more on you, the individual.
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should!
The best team building strategies come from strong leaders that set goals and we have a few suggestions to help you get started:
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.
Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork.
Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools listed under each of the topics below and your team will begin working together like never before.
Networking generates business leads that can help you and your team grow your business through sales and partnerships. However, there are 4 major reasons why people struggle with networking: