Encouraging Team Innovation

Innovation and trying new ideas is a huge part of discovering the most efficient and successful ways to do things, and teams can be the perfect environment to foster innovation. Teams made up of diverse people with different experiences and backgrounds come together to provide insight and fresh ways of thinking, and can work together…

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We vs You – Building a Team Vocabulary

The language we use when communicating with people has a tremendous impact on their relationship with us, their work and their environment. Small word choices and phrasing make a big difference, and yet it can be the one area that we allow to get away from us and often speak without thinking. When developing a…

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Earning The Trust Of A Team

As a team leader, one of the most important and valuable things you can do is earn the trust of your team. If your team trusts you, they’ll feel comfortable with the decisions you make and it will create a more effective working environment. Furthermore, it encourages the team to come to you if they’re…

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Resolving Team Conflict

Conflict is an unavoidable part of working as a team. It doesn’t have to mean open hostility or arguing – it can be an internal feeling between people, or simply people with two opposing ideas that each think theirs is better. As a team leader, it’s crucial that you’re able to resolve this in a…

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Team Problem Solving Skills

One of the most key elements of a successful business team is the ability to solve problems independently, and to come up with a solution that everyone can agree upon. Not needing a manager or higher-up to resolve every issue and approve every step in the process greatly improves efficiency, and encourages individual members to…

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Successful Team Icebreakers

One of the most difficult parts of bringing a team together is often the start – getting everyone from strangers to familiar and comfortable with each other is a challenge in itself. Some people are extroverts and happy to take the lead in situations like these, but others will prefer to hang back – the…

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The Importance Of Different Opinions

From school, to sport, to business, the importance of having a good team cannot be underestimated. Teamwork has been proven time and time again to be one of the most effective ways to enhance the performance of any organisation. Part of the reason for this is that a team brings a range of different opinions…

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Communication Team Building Exercises

One of the most important elements to a good team is good communication – being able to discuss freely and cooperate to reach an end goal is of course essential, but so is feeling comfortable and secure and able to express your thoughts and opinions without being ridiculed. This isn’t always the easiest thing to…

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Creating Team Norms

Team norms are an excellent method of creating comfortable, professional relationships between members of a team – especially those in companies or offices. By setting up guidelines and codes for team members to follow, you make them feel more confident about what to do in cases of conflict, or how to go about talking to…

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How To Build A Successful Office Team

Just like any workplace, the key to a successful, productive and happy office is building a strong team. Even though everyone may have their own desk and working space, it’s still essential that they can all come together and function as one cohesive unit. This can be difficult in an office, as for the majority…

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