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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 […]

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

A Mini Case Study

Consider this situation:

From the minute the team for a major internal project was announced, several of the members were overheard telling their colleagues that they didn’t understand why they needed to be involved in this initiative. They wanted to continue to work alone, as they have been doing for many […]

Planning Employee Off-Site Meetings

Mixing Learning and Fun

I have been working with a number of clients recently to plan off-site meeting for their employees. The primary goal for many of the leaders is in transferring information to employees and enabling for employees to get together to socialize – especially in organizations were employees are located in a number […]

The Five Stages of Team Development and the Role of the Project Manager

The first four stages of the team development model was proposed and developed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965. In 1977, Tuckman teamed up with Mary Ann Jensen and added the 5th stage – adjourning.

Every team goes through the five stages of team development; there are no exceptions. Regardless of whether a team is […]

Enabling Virtual Team Relationships – Part VII

Checking in with Samantha and Mimi

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V and Part VI of our story for background information.

It has been one month since the meeting with Samantha and Mimi and Alice has set up a brief phone call to check in with the two of them. […]