One of the most used words in business articles, journals and professional social media networks is the desire to develop "collaborative" environments and cultures. But what is it? If you web search for images for "collaboration", you will get lots on teamwork. so is collaboration just another word for teamwork? I for one don't. I believe that teamwork contributes to a short term goal, but collaboration is more "strategic" and long term in nature. Let's look at some common … [Read more...] about Collaboration in business what is it how is it different from Teamwork?
How does your company select its' supervisors, team leaders or managers? More often than not, the "best" technical person in the department is selected to both aid their retention and to solve a "gap" in the organization. This is fine in theory - but in practice will fail more than it succeeds. The skills and attitudes required to be an effective team leaders or manager are very different from being technically competent. Indeed one may argue that know HOW to do the job may be a disadvantage … [Read more...] about A high performing individual does not make a good manager/ team leader
What Makes World Class Teamwork? Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton share their findings to The Secret to Bringing Great Teamwork Home. Over the past two years we have been studying teamwork in the workplace, and we commissioned a 350,000-person study from the Best Companies Group that identified the characteristics of the most productive, profitable teams. What did we find? Teams that produced superior results had much higher levels of camaraderie, communication and recognition. I think … [Read more...] about The Secret to Bringing Great Teamwork Home