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How do you manage churn in teams?

How do you manage churn in teams?

This was a burning issue during a session called “Revving up Team Performance” which we ran for a forum of HR professionals.

Losing a team member is never easy. It creates pressure – covering their workload, recruiting a new person, enabling them to settle in and get up to speed quickly. It costs a lot. And what’s the impact on the effectiveness of a team when someone moves on? How can you sustain team performance?

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How to Keep Diverse Teams Smarter

How to Keep Diverse Teams Smarter

Diverse teams ‘challenge your brain to overcome its stale ways of thinking and sharpen its performance’. Research shows that diverse teams are smarter and make good business sense – but only if you create the conditions for success. So how do you build diverse teams to perform at their best?

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How to Articulate a Robust Team Purpose

How to Articulate a Robust Team Purpose

Henley Business School’s research shows that the effectiveness of management teams is the most cited challenge for organisations and shared purpose is a critical element of effective teams. In this blog, we share two practical tools you can use to align and strengthen team purpose.

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How to cultivate shared airtime in teams

How to cultivate shared airtime in teams

Our last blog captured the essence of the conclusions of Google’s 3-year research into effective teams. One conclusion was that more effective teams engage in what the researchers called ‘conversational turn taking’. They share airtime (over the course of a meeting or a day) so that contributions are roughly equal.

So how do you create a habit of sharing airtime in a team and set team members up to think well without bruising the egos of those who tend to speak more or causing embarrassment or exposure for quieter members of the team?

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GOOGLE Research Identifies 2 Key Success Factors For Teams

GOOGLE Research Identifies 2 Key Success Factors For Teams

Interviewing a team member a few years ago, I asked the seemingly innocuous question “What’s going well in this team?” and was taken aback when the person said “Honestly? Nothing”. That’s an unusual response, yet we meet many leaders and managers who recognise something isn’t working and instinctively know that successful team working leads to more innovation, speedier solutions, better results and more satisfaction. The challenge is how to get there – some teams thrive and others seem to struggle. Why? What really makes the difference?

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Elisa Krantz

The Team Health Check helped us flush out the dynamics, really focus the session and make it practical - unlike other tools, this feels simple and much more real

Elisa Krantz
Executive and Team Coach Zurich & Malta
Stephen Murphy

Simple to use and comprehensive in covering the core performance elements, it provided useful feedback and enabled us to explore areas of difference within the team. A very helpful diagnostic

Stephen Murphy
Executive Coach, Poland
Tim Haynes

I really like it. Comprehensive in the critical dimensions of team effectiveness, very simple to use and understand. I recently recommended it to one of our leadership teams - they got great value from a dialogue about improving performance based on the results.

Tim Haynes,
Director of Organisational Development, GSK
Peter Gibson

It gave me far more clarity and made me think about things that led to a really valuable discussion. We achieved incredibly helpful outcomes in 2 ½ hours and the questionnaire really helps you to get there.

Peter Gibson,
Samaritans
Andrea Blackman

The Team Health Check identified the issues in a very tangible sense. Our own Business Effectiveness Survey the next year improved a lot, by about 20%. For the senior leadership team, where the bulk of the work was done, it went up more than 30%, which is quite an accomplishment in such a short period of time.

Andrea Blackman,
Managing Director of Product Strategy and Marketing, Moody’s Analytics
Team Health Check 2017

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