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Teamwork - Ideas for Business Development and Team Building

Here are a variety of resources and ideas around building teams and teamwork in organizational settings. There are resources for trainers and consultants. Teambuilding can improve organizational results and impact innovation, collaboration, engagement and alignment.

Individual "versus" Group Brainstorming - Teamwork and Engagement

I am just back from India where I finally met some old friends and had the chance to do a full day of Square Wheels and Lost Dutchman with EduRiser and about 130 senior managers. Fabulous. I was on my game and the group was really responsive, which fanned the flames.

Teamwork Works! Teambuilding has Positive Impacts. | Performance Management Company Blog on

There have been a variety of articles and posts on different leadership development groups taking the position that teamwork does not work to improve organizational performance. Huh? Seriously? I would be hard pressed to think of one situation where some kind of teamwork wasn't necessary to produce an optimal result in some relatively complex situation....

Teamwork and Politics, Alligators and Sharks and Fear as a Motivator

Organizational Improvement and Performance Management and Innovation and Teamwork. These are real issues and represent improvement opportunities in most every organization. To some people, it's "Bring on the challenges" while for many others, it is, "run for the hills!" And there is a ground reality for both groups and their thinking.

On Teamwork, Trial and Error Improvement, and Blame Frames

Organizational improvement and teamwork. The ideas are pretty simple but the reality of actually designing and implementing workplace improvement tends to be a little difficult. When we add in issues of corporate power and politics, of sensitivities to criticism and perceived failures, and the framework of collaboration between departments to get things done differently, it...

Teamwork and Square Wheels and Implementation

It was a nice surprise to have a customer put up a really nice blog about my Innovate and Implement team building exercise last summer; I just got the link today. What they discuss is some of the key learning factors that they have observed in the exercise and how it links to organizational development...

Teamwork takes too much time. NOT

I just wrote a blog response to a LinkedIn post that I read as saying the one needs time and networking and collaboration and coordination and all that in order to build relationships and to get things done over time. This was in a thread about an article about the goal of the workplace is...

Does Teamwork Work? Issues and Ideas for Improvement

There are people who think that no teamwork actually works to improve performance and that the effort and expense are a waste of energy and time. Yeah, maybe. But it does require some planning and alignment to the real issues and opportunities of improving management team building for business improvement.

Strategy Implementation and Team Building - Years of Hard Work

My friend and associate, Robin Speculand, has been working with strategy implementation ideas and frameworks from his base in Singapore. He has published 4 books and has brought his Implementation Hub to the world of collaborative organizational development. Summarizing expansively, he would suggest that implementation is very hard work, requires a great deal of investment...