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Explaining Mission and Purpose to Every Team Member

Explaining Mission and Purpose to Every Team Member

In the most simple terms a team’s mission describes its fundamental purpose.  A “purpose” here is simply “an anticipated outcome..

April 3, 2013
Top 20 Books on Teams and Teamwork

Top 20 Books on Teams and Teamwork

Putting together a list of excellent books on any subject is always a highly subjective exercise. Nonetheless it is often useful to try to..

March 8, 2013
Team Building Questions

Team Building Questions

Any team wanting to “form up” for the first time or to cohere more strongly can help the process considerably by asking every..

February 15, 2013
Examples of Teamwork

Examples of Teamwork

Peter Drucker – the grandfather of modern management – has used the analogy of sport to describe the different types of teams that we..

January 25, 2013
Team Assessment

Team Assessment

A team can be a group of 3 to about 20 people with a specific goal.  Any bigger than 20 is still a broad team but usually, if the size is..

January 19, 2013
Team Building Challenges

Team Building Challenges

When authors Mike and Harvey Robbins wrote a book called “Why teams don’t work” – they weren’t saying teams “don’t” work,..

January 18, 2013
Teamwork Games

Teamwork Games

Working together as a team isn’t always easy, especially when you have a group of people with different backgrounds, ideas and..

January 11, 2013
Corporate Team Building Activities

Corporate Team Building Activities

A team is a group of people who have a common purpose or goal. As we all know, teams are inherently useful for conducting tasks or..

January 4, 2013
What is Groupthink?

What is Groupthink?

Although it is a relatively new phenomenon in teams, and mostly attributed to the research work of Irving Janis at Yale University in the..

September 21, 2012
What is Teamwork?

What is Teamwork?

When a team is working well it has high levels of “synergy.” Synergy means the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that..

June 2, 2012
About the Editor and Primary Author

Jon Warner

Jon Warner is an executive coach and management consultant and in the past has been a CEO in three very different companies. Read more

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