Managing Teams

Team Cohesion as an Input into Employee Performance

Does having a unified team actually translate into improved performance? If implemented correctly, research shows team cohesion can improve morale, motivation, and loyalty. And having high marks in these areas is certainly an indicator for performance. What we’re talking about isn’t just getting your employees to meet up at the bar after work a couple […]

Motivating Employees: Maslow vs. Machiavelli

All managers and organizations have their philosophies about how to motivate employees and manage their teams. Some seek to create cooperation and loyalty. Others rely more on the competitive spirit to get things done. And the truth is different approaches can work, but it’s important to understand what kind of work environment you’re creating with […]

Ways to Resolve Conflict in Your Team

From time to time most teams experience a falling out among team members. If not quickly resolved this can have a significant impact not just on the people in dispute but also on their colleagues. Here are a few thoughts to help your team to deal with the discord:

Group Dynamics – Working in Self-Managed Teams

I believed I was part of a group of people who had each other’s best interests as a core of operation. This group could best be classified as a Self-Managed Team where there was no distinct team leader, for example a string quartet. The group generally worked well together over a period of time, but […]

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