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Engaging Reluctant Participants on a Team

Best practices to get everyone to participate and share their ideas and thoughts

Not everyone on the team is going to be a willing participant in discussions. Some individuals may be shy and therefore reluctant to participant; others may simply not want to participate for any number of reasons. However, it is important that everyone […]

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 […]

Problems on the Team: A Mini Case Study – Part II

I need to get control of our virtual team meetings!

Read Part I for background information.

What is going on?

Likely, the following are issues for this team:

Lack of meeting skills No meeting processes in place No team norms The team leader is not intervening and effectively facilitating meetings to follow agendas (additionally, agendas […]

Problems on the Team: A Mini Case Study – Part II

Why do I have to be involved in this initiative!

Read Part I for background information.

What might be the primary reasons for the team feeling as they are?

The team likely does not understand the value of teamwork and the benefits of being a member of this team. It is also likely that limited, […]