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In a Group
Processes and Work Teams survey done by Lawler, Mohrman & Ledford of Fortune
1000 companies over a 10-year period, it was discovered that the use of
problem solving teams increased from 70% to 90%. Also the use of
self-managed teams in companies grew from only 27% to 78%.
Do you think work teams are
still useful in the companies where you work?
Answer in the POLL mentioned in
the blog post after you follow Read More link from Timely Tip below.
My most popular on-line
team-building article is "The Five Stages of Team
Development". Why do you think that is? I think it may be because
most people are familiar with the first 4 as defined by Tuckman’s teamwork
theory: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.
However most do not realize that as he studied teams, he found many teams
begin to slump sometime after the performing stage. This may be because
they became complacent about their success, got too far away from the
learning gained at the beginning, or no longer felt as valuable to the
compnay as in an earlier stage. Tuckman called this phase Transforming for
continuing teams and Adjourning for teams that needed to be discontinued. I
also like Quick’s term for stage 5 – Assimilating or Reforming.
Either way, the
primary emphasize from the experts for phase 5 is to show thanks to the
disbanding team via a celebration or to use recognition to rejuvenate and
motivate the continuous work team.
Read More online plus article links ...
Buying Business Books as Recognition Gifts
Use Activities to Build High Performing Teams
Starting a Virtual Team with the Right Membership
Team Decision Making
Teambuilding events must be worth the business investment
Leadership in Stages of Team Development
What is the right size for a team?
The 5 P’s of
Team Design and Development for Managers
10 Book Options to Use For Business Gifts
The 3 R's in
Giving a Business Client a Gift Basket From the Company
Requirements of Effective Team Membership
NEW BLOG -
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Organize This with Style! (has gift ideas if on a budget)
"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only
thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
and New Year Gift
Ideas for Employees, Teams, and Customers:
A Meeting Wizard's Approach
A no-nonsense and
much-needed guide to planning and conducting meetings so that they are as
productive, effectual, and smoothly run as possible.
RARA Print Version
This is a must-have
guide for personal
in the 21st century.
TAPP Print Version
you need a Meeting
Facilitator or Team Training?