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 […]
Talking with a colleague the other day, he shared that he was tired of trying to solve business problems he was having on his own. He felt he needed to expand his options for solutions and likely, if he did so, would come up with even better solutions to the problems he was trying to […]
An example of a team moving through the four stages – Part 3: A Team Working Well Together
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Stage 3: Norming and Stage 4: Performing
Let’s skip to about 2 months into the initiative. The Stakeholder Support Committee was doing well working together. They had […]
An example of a team moving through the four stages – Part 2: Storming
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Stage 2: Storming
Prior to the second meeting of the Committee, I reviewed the postings on the SharePoint® site. While overall the conversations were professional, in a few cases, committee members seemed to shoot […]
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 […]