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Making Decisions as a Self Directed Work Team

One of the vital differences in SDWTs is that silence during decision making is treated as disagreement.  This simple difference changes everything in terms of team dynamics.  People in a team environment have to show their position on any decision made, whether in agreement, needing time for more discussion or blocking the decision.  Right away […]

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TEAMING: Getting Past the Storm in Team-Building

B. W. Tuckman was the creator of the Team Development Wheel, which identified four stages of development for any group or team.  The first stage is called forming when the team is first pulled together to do the work it’s been assigned. A forming team is on its best behavior; communication is polite but tentative […]

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LEADERSHIP: Building Prioritization & Accountability In Your Initiatives

I recently completed a series of interviews with members of a production leadership team and was struck by some of their comments. They expressed frustration that the meetings seemed to be dominated by three or four people, while others just stayed in their “silos” contributing only when asked a specific question related to their area of […]

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TEAMING: Why Groups Struggle

When the phone rings, it’s often an organization or business calling to talk to us about a group or team that is having problems with communication, personalities, or group dynamics.  As a result, the project or task isn’t coming together as everyone anticipated.  In fact, in one case the project had been delayed 7 months […]

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