Category Archives for Team Management

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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The Crawford Slip

If you’re wondering what the Crawford Slip is, you might be surprised to find you’ve already encountered it before, but haven’t known it by name. The Crawford Slip is named after Dr C. C. Crawford, who proposed the method in the 1920s. The method is extremely simple but powerful in that it gives everyone the […]

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Making do with your Team?

We all know that a strong team is very important. It doesn’t matter how good your processes and methodologies are, if you have a dysfunctional team you won’t succeed. In an ideal world we get to construct our team from scratch, with people we trust, using a balance of personalities with different skills. But what […]

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