Team Building: What Does Groupthink Have to Do with It?

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 […]

Team Building: What Does Groupthink Have to Do with It?2020-03-20T12:46:14-05:00

Team Building: What Social Role Do I Play on a Team?

 

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 […]

Team Building: What Social Role Do I Play on a Team?2020-03-20T12:46:15-05:00

Team Building: What Task Role Do I Play on a Team?

 

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 […]

Team Building: What Task Role Do I Play on a Team?2020-03-20T12:46:15-05:00

Team Building: How Do You Actively Participate on Teams?

 

Sometimes we don’t feel like participating in team meetings.  At times we feel ignored or inadequate.  This is what I think, if we are going to be attending a team meeting, we may as well participate.

There are four key components to actively participating on teams.  The first one is to maintain or enhance the self-esteem of others.  It is […]

Team Building: How Do You Actively Participate on Teams?2020-03-20T12:46:15-05:00

Team Building: How Do You Form a Team?

 

Ever get tired of working alone?  Do you ever get kind of lonely working independently?  Here’s an idea; form a team, hold a meeting, see some people, and eat donuts.  For some, forming a team and holding a meeting, is the practical alternative to work.

Creating a team is not supposed to be the alternative to work, it’s supposed to […]

Team Building: How Do You Form a Team?2020-03-20T12:46:15-05:00

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