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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 […]

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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The Four Stages of Team Development and the Role of the New Supervisor

The first four stages of the team development model was proposed and developed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965.

Every team – workgroup, project team, department, etc. – goes through the four stages of team development; there are no exceptions.

What’s important for the new supervisor is to understand the four stages and how to manage […]

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 […]

Why Do I Have to be on this Team? Part II

A Mini Case Study

Read Part I of this case study.

Here are some ways to address this situation and to avoid it in future:

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

The team does not appear to understand the potential of teamwork and the benefits of working on a […]