In a follow up to last week’s post on Kaizen for team building, this week we’ll delve a little deeper into the philosophy. This week’s tip for team success is to keep the workplace spick and span. Clear the clutter, clear the mind!
To start off, and to make a point, I’m going to share a joke that I found… Bill Gates and the president of General Motors have met for lunch, and Bill is going on and on about computer technology.
Looking back on the week, how many of you answered our Wordless Wednesday survey on social media in the workplace? Oh come on, you mean to tell me you didn’t take one 15 minute mental break to check a blog, update your status on Facebook, or log onto Twitter?
Reading isn’t just for the CEO! Make it a priority to keep your team current in your industry. If you look at the reading material of many of the top managers and executives you will probably find an array of articles, books and journals related to their field.
You know it when you see it: a team that just works. What sets a successful team apart from an average one? It’s all in the dynamics.
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”
Know your team to lead your team. Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day? That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in […]
Build team pride and keep everyone informed. There are many ways to help you team bond, but the most basic aspects of team building are often overlooked. As a manager, it is important to discuss issues with your team members; however, you also need to celebrate your group’s commitment, vision, and achievements on a regular […]
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. Sergey Dudiy, Ph.D. posted the Top Nine Tips for Better Teamwork and Team Building in 2005, eight years ago. Quality advice can definitely stand the test of time!
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 compete…depending 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. […]