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How to Optimize Team Communications – Part II

Please read Part I of this post for background information.

Within any company the various organizational functions, such as Information Technology (IT) and Finance and Administration use their own specialized terminology. If you are working on a task force or project in which the team has members from several different companies, or if you have […]

How to Optimize Team Communications – Part I

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”- Peter Drucker

Face-to-face communication is usually the most complete form of communication. When communicating face-to-face, you can read facial expressions and other body language. Video conferencing has improved substantially, and now also enables participants to see one another, though you usually cannot […]

How to Perform Your Team Role Within Your Bandwidth Part II

Bandwidth is the maximum sustainable level of effort available from each team member. Each person can only do so much. Learn what your limits are as far as the number of simultaneous tasks you can handle. Understand that when you switch between projects there is a loss of momentum. When you return to Project A, […]

How to Perform Your Team Role Within Your Bandwidth – Part I

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

Get clarity about your role. In preparing for your work on the task force, committee, or project team, ensure that you and your team are clear, and are in agreement about one another’s roles, and prepare accordingly. Be […]

How to Work Within Ground Rules and Norms

To a large extent, the team’s parent organizational culture defines the dos and don’ts for acceptable behavior. Dress code, communication channels, and work hours are defined and enforced by the corporate culture or one of its subcultures.

Military organizations, and other government organizations, and private sector companies, such as Boeing or Pratt & Whitney who […]