You can help your organization’s brainstorming sessions soar to new creative heights simply by posting these “Rules of Engagement” for the group to follow.

Keep a remote team on the same page

June 11, 2013 Categorized in: SupervisingTeamwork

If your team isn’t sitting in the same office or even the same state, you may need some new management prac­­tices to keep things running smoothly. Try these tips from Travefy co-founder David Donner Chait.
If your job squares with the Pareto Principle, 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of your work. So, you’re probably investing much of your time on assignments that yield little return.

Do you trust your co-workers?

April 22, 2013 Categorized in: Teamwork

U.S. workers may not trust their boss, but they do trust their colleagues, according to a survey of 475 workers by consultant Lee Hecht Harrison.

Fly in formation

March 28, 2013 Categorized in: Featured ArticleTeamwork

Raising teamwork to the next level doesn’t mean you must hire team-building consultants and send employees on Outward Bound. Take these simpler steps.

Is your team ideal?

March 20, 2013 Categorized in: Featured ArticleSupervisingTeamwork

More is definitely not merrier when it comes to the ideal team. That’s according to researchers who study well-functioning ones.

3 ways to impress your boss

December 20, 2012 Categorized in: Problem SolvingTeamwork

No matter what level you’re at, adopting these three behaviors is sure to impress your boss, Ora Shtull writes.

Learn to delegate more effectively

October 5, 2012 Categorized in: SupervisingTeamwork

It can be hard to give up control of a project and trust that your team members will get the work done and do a great job. But you can’t do it all, and if you try, you probably won’t do very well and will likely alienate your people in the process. Tips to delegate effectively:
Most improv performers could tell you about this crucial rule of great improv: You’ve got to listen to your scene partner. Otherwise, you may miss an important cue or the opportunity to collaborate on a creative idea. It’s the same in the workplace. Here’s an improv activity that’s worth a try:

1-Minute Strategies: Dec. ’11

December 1, 2011 Categorized in: AdvancementTeamwork

Focus on knowing where to get information quickly rather than knowing how to do everything … Watch what you say on Face­book: More than 90% of job-screeners say they’re using social network tools to weed out applicants … Take the lead in developing your own professional skills.

Build unity among distant team members

September 30, 2011 Categorized in: MeetingsTeamwork

When you’re working with a virtual team scattered across locations, foster unity with these steps: 1. Make messages “location-neutral.” 2. Share success. 3. Don’t waste meeting time during rare face-to-face gatherings.

Making teams work

August 17, 2011 Categorized in: Teamwork

Here are five questions you should have each team member ask when offering criticism to a teammate’s suggestion:
Workplace conflicts often arise because different people have different ways of doing things. Tips for navigating a clash of the styles: