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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 [...]

Problem Team Members

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 [...]

Team Decision Making Best Practices

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 [...]

The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Virtual Teams

I have written a number of articles on cultural diversity and virtual teams.  Some of those articles have focused on best practices and others on challenges. In this article, I’d like to present a few common challenges I have observed at client sites and provide a few tips and best practices on addressing those challenges.

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