Tag: employee engagement

The Rocket Model: Team Goals

Perhaps one of the most overlooked yet most important actions of team functioning is setting team goals. Far too many teams have  poorly defined goals or none at all. The goals of a group or team should determine:

The Rocket Model: Teams at the Top

Most organizations have something called an executive or senior leadership team that typically ranges in size from 6-15 people. It consists of the CEO,  COO, and functional and business unit heads. General responsibilities for top teams include setting strategy, defining organizational structure, determining key roles staffing , setting performance targets, making policy, and managing the… Read more »

The Rocket Model: Context

Every group and team operates in a specific context. The situation faced by a U.S. Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan is different from that faced by a team drilling for gas in North Dakota. Context is interesting because (a) it is very complicated and (b) existing research is not very helpful in telling us how… Read more »

Four Models of Team Performance

There is no universally accepted model for transforming collections of individuals into high performing teams. There are four more common models used to improve team performance, which include Tuckman’s Stage Model, Hackman’s Inputs-Processes-Outputs Model, Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Curphy and Hogan’s Rocket Model. Although each of these frameworks offers unique insights into… Read more »

Let’s Get Engaged

Over the past several years, Hogan has held an annual Game Day as a way to bring everyone together and have a little fun on a Friday afternoon. Hogan Game Day involves teams competing in a series of Minute to Win It-style challenges where individuals earn points for their teams based on successful completion of… Read more »

Important Differences Between Groups and Teams

The terms team and group are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences between these two concepts. We define teams as consisting of three to 25 people who: – Work toward a common set of goals – Work jointly – Share common leadership – Hold joint accountability for performance – See themselves as being… Read more »

Are You a Workaholic?

There is no denying that technology has changed how we do business. We can stay connected to our colleagues 24 hours a day from virtually anywhere in the world, and access to limitless amounts of information is at the touch of our fingers.

Four Common Myths About Teams

Humans are social animals and spend much of their time working in groups and teams, yet most people don’t understand the dynamics of effective teamwork. That is not to say people do not recognize good teamwork when they see it, but many do not know what to do in order to get people to work… Read more »

Teams are the Building Blocks of Human Achievement

Western societies tend to attribute success to individuals – Hannibal is often seen as the leader who conquered much of the land surrounding the Mediterranean and it was Steve Jobs who transformed Apple into one of the world’s most valued companies. But these individuals would have failed had they worked alone. Hannibal’s success can be… Read more »

Q&A with Dr. Hogan: Rules of Engagement

From casual Fridays to corporate retreats, companies spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars to develop passionate, committed employees. Yet, according to a recent Gallup poll, more than 71% of employed adults aren’t engaged at work.