How many of the following characteristics does your team portray? To achieve higher productivity within your teams, strive to develop the teamwork behaviours characterised here: 1. Clear Purpose The vision, mission, goal, or task of the team has been defined and is now accepted by everyone. There is an action plan. 2. Informality The climate tends to be informal, comfortable,… Read more →
An effective team: Is informal. The atmosphere in the workplace is informal, comfortable and relaxed. There are no obvious tensions. It is a working atmosphere in which people are involved and interested. Is participative. There is a lot of discussion in which virtually everyone participates with information or ideas pertinent to the task at hand. If discussion goes off-topic, someone… Read more →
Leadership today is more challenging than ever due to the accelerating pace of change and escalating complexity of the world around us. One necessary way of responding to these challenges is by improving how an organisation’s top leaders work together to manage the business. Some believe the ultimate measure of a senior leadership team’s success is the organisation’s results. And… Read more →
A successful team is clearly made by the people within that team, which means communication is the key. Teamwork requires you to communicate effectively with others, recognising and understanding their viewpoints and appreciating the contribution you are expected to make. Communication is essential to good working relationships where each individual is working towards the achievement of shared aims and objectives…. Read more →
Be proactive in making the most of your opportunity to earn the support and loyalty of your employees. Here are a few tips and reminders of how you can show your best managerial and leadership qualities, and positively influence those around you: Take a personal interest in your employees Never view employees as only a means to an end Treat… Read more →
A cross-functional team is a group of employees from different functions within an organisation – such as human resources, information technology, marketing and finance – who all focus on specific objectives and have the responsibility to work as a team to achieve shared goals. Cross-cultural teams, on the other hand, are made up of people from different social and professional… Read more →
Too often, organisations breed a culture of competition in which employees, departments and offices tolerate each other instead of collaborating with one another. But if an organisation breaks down internal silos and works in harmony, then it can partake in meaningful discussions that ultimately will push innovation forward.
Incredible breakthroughs take place through simple, open and honest conversation. Einstein and his colleagues spent years openly bouncing ideas off each other. They exchanged concepts without trying to change the others’ minds and without bitter argument. They felt free to propose whatever idea they conceived, establishing an extraordinary professional fellowship. This risk-free collaboration led to breakthroughs and discoveries that later… Read more →
Effective teamwork is one of the most important aspects in the corporate world today. Team members should be completely comfortable while working with others so that they are able to give their best professional effort in whatever they do. A team is normally comprised of a number of team members and a team leader. Needless to say, the responsibility of… Read more →
Contrary to popular belief, being an effective leader is not something we are born with. Leadership combines good organisational skills with the skills necessary to get people to do willingly and well the work that needs to be done. These techniques can and need to be learnt. Every organisation can improve its effectiveness, without major innovations or capital investments.