Breaking down cultural barriers on virtual teams enables for improved collaboration. When the team collaborates more benefits are many and include:
Innovative ideas on getting work accomplished Increasing creativity in solving problems Increasing the likelihood that new products and services developed will meet the needs of a diverse client base Learning new skills and knowledge [...]
A Short Story
Read Part I for background information.
Helping the team to accept Allen
Jasmine wanted to avoid a situation where the team – because they were such a highly functioning team – shut Allen out. With the contractor, she hadn’t really spent time getting him integrated into the team. She decided on a [...]
A Short Story
Jasmine has been leading a team of 8 people who provide support to customers implementing the company’s software products. This team has been together for the last 10 years, and Jasmine has been leading them the entire time. No one has joined the team during that time and no one has [...]
Are any of these folks on your team?
We all have problem team members! Here are some of the folks I have had on project teams:
“My way or the highway!” Individuals who keep pushing until they get their way. They will wear you down and keep talking until you finally give in. “Wanderers” Individuals [...]
Assign roles and responsibilities to ensure decisions can be made by the team
Teams need to be able to make decisions to keep an initiative moving forward; all decisions can’t possibly be made, nor should they, by the team leader.
However, in order to enable for effective decision making by team members, assigned roles and [...]