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Leaders - help your new employees get acclimated into the group.

As leaders we have so much going on that when we hire a new employees, we may not take the time to get that individual integrated into the group. This is a shame and may cause retention issues, a perception of the organization not caring about it employees, and/or the inability for the employee to […]

How Are You Doing as Team Leader?

Best Pratice

Have you asked the team lately?

How are you doing as the team leader? When did you last ask your team how effectively you are doing as the lead? For longer running teams – 1 year or more – consider checking in every 6 months with your team to see how you are performing in […]

The Most Difficult Part of Pulling Together the Project Team

Project Team

Responses to a Poll Question and a Client Story

A poll question1 asked of 700 project managers, project team leads, and program directors regarding their opinion of the most difficult part of pulling together a project team, delivered the following responses:

Option

Number of Responses

Finding the right internal resources (mix of skills, availability)

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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 […]