Category: Teams

The Team’s the Thing and the People are the Team

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“It was a great bunch of folks.” For a couple of decades, I began my supervisory skills training with an exercise where we asked people to identify a time when it was great to come to work and then work through some descriptions of that time. Two things were always a part of those descriptions. There was always a  »  Read More

4 vital truths of team culture

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Many people have paraphrased Marvin Bower and defined “culture” as “the way we do things around here.” Culture is your team’s unwritten rules and core values. Here are four vitally important truths about team culture. Every team has a culture You don’t have a choice in the matter. The only choice you have is  »  Read More

4 Things you should know about great work teams

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Teams are how we work now Teams are everywhere. If you’re in business, they’re a fact of life and they’re more and more important. Here’s what Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant say: “According to data we have collected over the past two decades, the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative  »  Read More

Lessons from Teams Built To Dominate

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Rod Santomassimo’s latest book, Commercial Real Estate Teams Built to Dominate, is clearly written for commercial real estate (CRE) professionals. In the book Rod analyzes why integrated teams are the wave of the future and the present in that industry. Then he uses case studies of successful teams and research into  »  Read More

Making virtual teams productive

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My friend is a good deal older than me, and really old school. So when he said that he thought all this “working from home” stuff was dangerous, I thought he meant because you couldn’t tell if someone was working or not. When I expressed that thought, my friend said this. “If you have to look over  »  Read More

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