I did a workshop recently with a small firm of 36 employees. We talked about the need for teammates to be more selfless, trustworthy, humble, positive, respectful and great. In preparing for the workshop I had heard that communication was an issue their teams were struggling with. This is not uncommon, many teams struggle with […] Read more
healthy productive conflict
Misunderstanding the intentions of team members is one of the biggest handicaps of teams. When intentions are not understood including that of the leader, team members won’t be as willing to share feelings, raise ideas and talk about concerns.
A leader, for example, decides that his or her team needs to be more cohesive. It is agreed upon that the team will do some team building. So they hire a “team building expert” to come in and do some activities. The problem isn’t necessarily the activities, but the lack of planning and understanding what the teams needs are. Here are three important things to consider when doing team building activities.