We can get new team members better acclimated to the group and to the work of the group’s initiative when we take the time to get to know them and understand what’s important to them. Additionally, by getting to know them, we begin to establish a strong working relationship as well as build trust with […]
Most of the teams you will work on will involve virtual team members. And in many cases they will come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Consider these best practice steps to improve teamwork that involves working with team members across cultural boundaries:
Communicate in a variety of ways (verbal and written)
Communicating in a […]
A team charter provides a team – whether a workgroup, department team or a project team – with clarity around the purpose, mission and goals of the team. Most particularly for virtual teams the charter is absolutely essential to ensure understanding of what the team has been tasked with doing for the organization.
A team […]
In a survey Abudi Consulting Group did of 50 managers who lead virtual teams, the following top three challenges were identified:
Communication issues: communicating across time zones as well as lack of appropriate technology to enable for virtual communications Cultural differences: understanding cultural backgrounds and managing in a way that enables for increased effectiveness on […]
The first four stages of the team development model was proposed and developed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965.
Every team – workgroup, project team, department, etc. – goes through the four stages of team development; there are no exceptions.
What’s important for the new supervisor is to understand the four stages and how to manage […]