High performing teams know how important it is to gather external information to ensure smart decisions and shared direction. Yet busy teams easily lose their outward focus and overlook potentially productive relationships. We offer a practical way to identify and engage your key stakeholders now.
Our last article summarised a series of articles which pointed to the importance of paying focused attention to building trust and consciously stimulating regular, quality communication. In this blog we offer practical ideas for how to stimulate clear communication.
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.
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?