Archive for the ‘Team Building’ Category

Creating Team Norms

Now that we have established the essentials of team norms, the next step is to create these norms so that each team member learn to interact with fellow members, as well as those outside of the team, effectively and successfully. If you lead a team that has difficulty of interacting with each other, perhaps you need to follow these steps in creating and developing team norms.Form a charter – Draft a list of proposed team norms that you want to project in your team. You could also follow team nor…

Understanding Nonverbal Communication

Communication is more than just an exchange of dialogue. Sometimes, even the most powerful messages are unsaid or nonverbal. Nonverbal communication reminds you of what is inside another person’s mind. Emotions and thoughts are usually conveyed without the use of words or voice, but the best communicators are sensitive to its messages. Nonverbal communication includes facial expression, gestures, body language, and the use of space. A study over at UCLA indicated that around 93 percent of commun…

Avoiding Political Discussions at Work

Interaction between employees is very much encouraged in the workplace. However, this does not mean that they can talk everything under the sun. In a workplace that prides itself of diversity, opinions about politics, religious beliefs, sexual activities and other non-worker issues, should be avoided most of the time. Such discussions risk offending coworkers, create division in the workplace, and intensifies unneeded tension. In the long run, it may even create a hostile work environment and po…

Developing Positive Workplace Attitudes

All workplaces have their own distinctive environment and culture. There are firms that like their employees to be punctual while there are other firms that expect their employees to to put in an extra hour or so. Each firm thus has its own system, its own way of getting things done, and many superiors expect their workers to familiarize themselves with such systems thoroughly. But, there’s no such thing as a perfect workplace. Workers encounter all sorts of things that may not be right or prope…

Teamwork in the Workplace: Myths and Facts

We all have our own sets of preconceived ideas about how teamwork in the workplace works, and you might be surprised to learn that a lot of those stereotypes about teamwork isn’t true at all.How does teamwork among people within an organization work? Let us debunk the myths and be enlightened with the facts.MYTH: Team work is a group skill. Individuals are not responsible for the quality of their team experience.TRUTH: This is a popular belief among workers and is a cause of unimpressive excuses…

How to Run a Brainstorming Meeting

Brainstorming is a useful method of creating ideas in order to solve a certain problem. This method allows the use of one’s creative energy in order to provide solutions to a number of given issues or challenges. Creative approach is usually given more importance than logical thinking. Brainstorming sessions have the potential of coming up with more original and more unique ideas that can come in handy for organizations that thrive on innovation. It is only now that many companies have seen the …