Category Archives for Team Management

The Stepladder Technique

Group Dynamics can be complex. One team member may be more boisterous than others. This boisterous behaviour may cause another team member to contribute little or nothing to the discussion. The end result of these behaviors being that the group reaches a bad decision. Another reason groups make bad decisions is because they fall into the trap […]

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Forming Storming Norming Performing

Whether your team is temporary, newly-formed, or has been working together for years, effective teamwork is mandatory if the team is to excel as a group. Just as driving a long distance by car involves taking a journey, good teamwork doesn’t usually happen overnight and is itself a journey of group development.When making an unfamiliar […]

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Theory X and Theory Y

People are different. Whilst one team member might derive great satisfaction from their work and be self-directing, another might derive no satisfaction and perform their duties solely to get paid. The reason for these different behaviors is a question of motivation – one team member is motivated whilst the other isn’t. Management academics and psychologists study these […]

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Motivation at Work

Do you ever wonder if it’s really that important these days to spend time trying to motivate your team, or do you feel that as well educated professionals being handsomely paid to do their job, they should already have motivation enough? Here is a true story taken from How to Win Friends and Influence People, […]

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