Tag: teams

Engagement — Who Is Responsible?

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*This is a guest post authored by Rob Field, Learning and Development Director at Advanced People Strategies. Every business I know is working to measure engagement. After all, the difference between good and great lies in discretionary effort. Drive higher engagement and get better results. What could be simpler? How to make it happen and… Read more »

WEBINAR—Team Effectiveness: Moving Target or Continuous Journey?

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The demanding nature of today’s globalized markets has forced organizations to be ever reliant on teams for breakthrough solutions that keep them ahead of the competition. While effective teamwork is still necessary for success, today’s teams face far bigger obstacles than teams of the past. Stumbling blocks of late include the modern team’s makeup, which… Read more »

Launching New Teams and Improving Team Performance

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*This post was authored by Dr. Gordon Curphy, Managing Partner of Curphy Leadership Solutions. Teams are fundamental structures for getting work done, and tens to thousands of teams can be found in organizations. Despite the prevalence of teams, research shows that only 10-20 percent are high-performing, which means most have room for improvement. There are four… Read more »

Successful Teams: The New Blueprint

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*This article was authored by Ryan Ross and Michael Sanger, and was originally published in The Teams Issue of Talent Quarterly. Visit their website to purchase the full issue as well as all previous issues. BUILDING THE PERFECT TEAM ISN’T ABOUT ASSEMBLING AN ALL-STAR SQUAD OF ARCHETYPES. IT’S ABOUT FIND- ING CONTRIBUTORS WHO ARE GENEROUS AND RESPECTFUL, BUT CONFIDENT… Read more »

The Neuropsychology of Teamwork

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“Why can’t they just act like adults!” “It’s like herding cats!” Although teams are our default organizational unit, team leaders often struggle to get individuals to cooperate and coordinate. Partly, that’s down to the fact that each individual has their own agenda for getting ahead, which they balance with getting along with everyone else. Getting… Read more »

The Value of Values for Teams

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Groups are the default human working unit. For most sorts of jobs, people tend to cooperate and collaborate to get the work done. Even when the job doesn’t need collaboration we still prefer to do it in proximity with others – think brew clubs or cruise ships. When the job requires cooperation, people are selected… Read more »

Ed Sheeran Is Not Lorde: The Fungibility Fallacy

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If you went to a concert to see Lorde and instead Ed Sheeran emerged on stage, you might be pleased to see him, but disappointed because Ed Sheeran is not Lorde and is never going to do the version of Green Light you thought you’d be watching. The fact that Ed Sheeran is not Lorde… Read more »

Hogan case study: The case of the colorful leadership team

When the GeneBank (fictional company) board of directors demanded its new CEO double the global supplier of dairy and beef genetics’ revenue to $1 billion, the first thing he did was develop a new executive team.

Why do companies still struggle with self-directed work teams in 2016?

For those unfamiliar with the concept of self-directed work teams, it’s a shift away from a typical top-down organizational structure, where one or a group of leaders set strategic direction and comes up with solutions to problems, then delegate tasks. In lieu of a traditional organizational structure, many companies are flattening their hierarchies and decentralizing… Read more »

Drinks with Hogan: Leadership in a Team Environment

If leadership is defined as the ability to build and maintain a high performing team, how does a leader effectively engage his or her team? Rebecca Callahan, Manager of Hogan Labs, and Amber Smittick, Corporate Solutions Consultant, discuss the tools and tactics to successful leadership in a team environment in this edition of Drinks with… Read more »