When “doing more with less” is the way we do things around here, tempers can become frayed. Interpersonal conflict between direct reports may be a frequent outcome. Knowing when and how to input as a leader to resolve conflict is easier said than done. In this blog, we give guidelines on negotiating this mine field.
For many years organisations have done this by structuring their employees into workgroups normally defined by a common task or activity. Over the last 40 years the concept of teams has become more prevalent as organisations began to understand that a teaming approach moved the workgroup from a collection of individuals with individual tasks to a more powerful unit drawing on each other’s strengths to achieve a common goal….at least that’s the theory!
So does it matter if you are in a Team or a Group? We explore this question in this blog
Difficulties can arise when coaching or mentoring is done by someone who is also assessing performance. This article suggests some ways of avoiding these difficulties.
Unity is always there, we just need to uncover it. Getting people to contribute in a safe environment is a good start. Another platform is to get them to talk about who they are and what really matters to them. When we do these things first, we uncover Unity. As a result we come up with sustainable solutions so much more efficiently.
Meetings are the staple diet of our everyday lives in the workplace but they are often ‘too long’, ‘don’t achieve anything’, ‘boring’ and ‘a waste of time’ for many of us. In this blog we look at a team who used their purpose to define their agendas, turning meetings into a vehicle for the team to work together as a team rather than a reason to work apart.