We love it when our team is in sync. Decision making seems easy. However, sometimes these great ideas don’t work so well in the field. It often helps to rotate the role of critical thinker and prevent the team from doing something dumb. Because there are times when people are so excited about an idea, they just go ahead […]
Of course, we would like to get along with our teammates. So, sometimes when we think it’s a pretty good idea, we just simply agree. Also, we certainly don’t enjoy people criticizing our thoughts, especially the areas of our expertise.
On teams, team members often would rather avoid conflict. I don’t think any of us go home at the end […]
We are social beings. Sometimes team meetings are boring and no fun whatsoever. All work and no play. Yuck! We get our work done. We cover the agenda, but nobody enjoys the experience. It would be nice to enjoy each other’s company and maybe even have some fun.
Working on teams can be fun. There are many social/maintenance roles that […]
Sometimes we don’t know what to do during team meetings. We’re not sure how to act or what role to play on the team. Should we say something or just keep our head down and my mouth shut?
There are more than a dozen task roles that need to be played on a team. Be prepared to play many roles […]
It is important to get team members to talk. What limits interaction is when we remind people that we don’t have money in the budget or that we tried that once and it didn’t work.
Good meeting participants know how to get participation. They say the right things in the right ways to invite input and keep it coming. It […]