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You have to be Professional in the Office

Mini Case Study:

It isn’t necessary to personally like every person you work with, but you must be professional with everyone in the office at all times and function as a member of the team. Consider this situation…

Jessica leads a team of five in the accounting department of a national organization. About six months […]

Increase the Success of Your Virtual Teams

Challenges Managing Virtual Teams

Many of today’s teams include virtual or remote members. In fact, in today’s global environment, we may be leading teams that have very few, if any, co-located members. While all teams need to have structure, it is especially important to ensure there are processes and structure in place for virtual teams in order to ensure […]

My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study - Part 2

Read Part 1 of the mini case study.

Here are some ideas on what Elena might do – tactfully and diplomatically – to ensure she gets credit for the work on this project.

First, Elena should talk address Jacklyn immediately but rather calm down and wait until later in the day or the next day. […]

My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study - Part

Some background: Elena and Jacklyn have been working together on a fairly complex process improvement initiative for the last two months. At the same time that they have been working on this project, Jacklyn has been planning an upcoming surprise party for her husband’s 40th birthday party. Because of this, Jacklyn has not done as […]

Three Ways to Successfully Wrap up the Work Team’s Efforts

When the effort of the work team is over; take these three steps to wrap up the work they have done:

Collaborate with the team to develop the final report on the team’s results. Include information on the original goals of the team, summarize their accomplishments, summarize the research/data collected and analyzed, include the conclusions […]