Tag Archives: teamwork

Do We Really Have to Kidnap the Boss to Build Strong Teams?

Do We Really Have to Kidnap the Boss to Build Strong Teams?

Team building is a little like being back on the playground during recess, where you're forced to play with the kid who insulted you 10 minutes earlier. While professional team facilitators swear by what they euphemistically describe as shared experiences that reinforce positive team skills, not everyone is so enthusiastic.

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5 Reasons to Hate Teamwork

5 Reasons to Hate Teamwork

A former boss once took away my favorite desktop decoration: a coffee mug that summed up my disdain for meetings. "None of us," it noted, "is as dumb as all of us." In hindsight, I guess it didn't really send the message, "Hey! I'm a team player!" But this

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Are You a Mastermind or a Connector? Teamily Knows

Success with a project is usually tied to finding the right person for the job. But this isn’t just about the skill set. Often, personality is more of a harbinger of success than knowledge or experience. Amsterdam-based Teamily thinks it can make this challenge a little easier.

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CMSWire @Lunch: 3 Excuses to Collaborate

CMSWire @Lunch: 3 Excuses to Collaborate

(CMSWire @Lunch is our new midday pot-stirrer, designed to get you to think and comment. In the premiere feature, we ask whether the objective of today's collaboration technology is to discover what its objective is. What do you think? We invite you to take a few minutes from your lunch break to read — and weigh in.) “Meetings are by definition,” wrote Peter Drucker in 1967, “a concession to deficient organization.  For one either meets or one works.

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