Getty Images You manage a team of people who are working from multiple locations and time zones. Initially, everything looked really good. You developed the project plan, created timelines, task lists and met with the team to kick the project off. And it was a really strong start--at first.
Karen Sergeant September 24th, Teamwork is the rallying cry of most businesses, and for good reason. This week we round up some of the best articles on managing collaborative teams.
We begin with an article that focuses on clarifying rules and standards for team interaction, and follow that up with several articles of best practices gleaned from high-performing teams and team leaders. We end our roundup with how collaboration works in a unique environment: Great teamwork takes trust, intentional goal-setting and balance.
These articles show you how to make that happen.
Harmonizing styles and settling on standards should be a necessary and deliberate step, says Mary Shapiro, executive trainer and professor at Simmons College. In an article full of excellent insight, one piece of advice stands out: Performing this audit is especially helpful when new teams are blended with members from different areas of the business such as marketing and engineering.
Her lessons are especially apt for managers working on resolving communication or collaboration challenges. They also provides a valuable charter with which to build a new team that works together smoothly and productively. Learning From Teams High-performing teams have mastered the art of collaboration, so we can look to them for lessons and best practices, says writer Kristi Hines in an article for our own Redbooth blog.
Not surprisingly, the most productive teams have well-defined rules of engagement, and enjoy consensus on norms such as communication frequency and decision-making styles. Modeling the best teams can make your team own more collaborative.
How many best practices does your team follow? What does it take to manage fast-scale growth? She offers tips for navigating power and ego, and for cultivating a shared sense of purpose so that individual success is shared instead interpreted as threatening.
All together, these are fresh takes on how collaborative cultures are both nurtured and managed. Which ones can you use with your team? Reflecting on Your Team Members Do high-performing team members guarantee a high-performing team?
The result is six lessons for cultivating a team environment that works to balance team member contributions and maximize team outputs.
The advice ranges from choosing members carefully at the outset to managing how praise and accolades are distributed after team goals are met. Respecting the individual contribution — whether it affects the team positively or negatively — makes good sense for leaders.
Collaboration in a Flat Organization We end with an interesting look at collaboration in a flat organization by Chloe Waretini, ambassador for Enspiral, an explicitly decentralized network of entrepreneurs who work collaboratively on social change.
The five principles focus on cultural attitudes and individual mindsets that serve to benefit the team as a whole. For instance, high-performing teams actually welcome dissent as process that strengths results, and in that light, view compromises as unneeded shortcuts that may weaken the endproduct.
The five practices are infinitely practical, and focus on structuring team meetings and handling team discussions deftly.In Teams, students have multiple opportunities for collaborative feedback during their work cycle. They can publish their work in the Files tab, in the Collaboration Space of a shared OneNote Notebook, or even link it in the Conversation window.
In TrainSMART’s managing virtual teams course, participants will learn practical, easy to implement solutions to create a high performance virtual team. With globalization a reality, this will become an even more common team dynamic.
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The Developing and Managing Teams course describes when to use teams, why it is critical to staff a team with a mix of personality types, and how to develop a high-performing team. The course also notes the importance of emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and consensus building.
Slide Learning Objectives for Managing Teams State the basic characteristics of groups, including informal groups Describe the distinguishing features of five types of teams Explain the five-stage model of team development Describe seven key factors that influence team effectiveness Relate how the use of the nominal group technique.