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A Mini Case Study: Team Problems - Part 2

Read Part 1 of the mini case study.

The team does not seem to understand, nor value, teamwork or the benefit of being on a team. Likely, team building did not take place early on in the initiative. It is just as likely that the team did not spend time collaborating on how they will […]

A Mini Case Study: Team Problems - Part 1

From the minute the team was announced, several of the members were overheard telling their colleagues that they didn’t understand why they needed to be involved in this initiative. They wanted to continue to work alone, as they have been doing for many years. Some of the prospective team members were concerned they would no […]

Enabling for Appreciation of Cultural Diversity on Virtual Teams

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 […]

Integrating a New Member into the Team - Part II

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 […]

Integrating a New Member into the Team - Part I

A Short Story

Background

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 […]