It’s your turn to speak now, even if time seems precious at work, slowing down to allow unhurried conversations can lead to collaborative solutions. Let one person speak at a time to unfurl their thoughts and let them speak about tangents if needed.
, meetings can be reduced, or at least focused, by determining what purpose they have and whether another format would be better. For meetings that must go on, get better prepared by gathering ideas ahead of time and making sure every meeting has clear goals and outcomes.
Use this framework to create cascading goals, the structure of cascading goals works best when employee and corporate goals are aligned, with those goals regularly evaluated through frequent check-ins. Building cascading goals with the question What are the next three things we need to focus on this quarter or year to really move the needle?
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Team Management Tips examines key ways to reinvigorate teams and improve their performance, along with fun team-building activities to reward and motivate all your team players.
Read how businesses of all sizes are getting creative with team icebreakers and fun team-building exercises, everything from scavenger hunts, “cruises to nowhere,” and community walk/runs to building models of team projects out of Legos. And, while you’re learning new ways to pump up your team’s performance, now might be a good time to undertake our Leadership Assessment Exercise to gauge your performance as a team manager.