5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Use Google Collaboration Tools for Effective Teamwork

Because Google collaboration tools are easily accessible and free, they are definitely a painless way to get started with online teamwork. Simply bear in mind that if you're looking to properly set a project on track and keep it moving forward, there are more specific work management tools you can use. Younger workers especially are very familiar with the Google collaboration suite, so this can serve as a comfortable way to begin encouraging teammates to work together through the cloud. L...
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5 Tips to Make Collaborative Problem Solving Work for Your Team
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Collaboration

5 Tips to Make Collaborative Problem Solving Work for Your Team

For project managers, the art of problem solving lies in getting people together who all have their own areas of expertise and then finding the most effective and efficient way to move forward. This can be a complicated, painstaking process, and it's often easy to lose sight of the big picture along the way. Still, by taking on collaborative problem solving with clear goals, leaders are more likely to discover smart, creative solutions to help the team progress in its mission. Here are...
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Lose the Cubicles: 5 Reasons to Embrace an Open Office
Tuesday, 27 December, 2016
Collaboration

Lose the Cubicles: 5 Reasons to Embrace an Open Office

Open floor plan offices are taking over traditional workspaces, breaking down flimsy cubicle walls and strengthening the camaraderie of your team. At apartment-finding service ABODO, we know how important your space can be. That’s why we recently upgraded to an open-concept office ourselves, with department “neighborhoods,” a work-free theater room, seating spaces, and plenty of private office spaces for meetings and phone calls. Other than that, everyone — CEO and executive team include...
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3 Steps to Harness the Power of Cross Team Collaboration
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Collaboration

3 Steps to Harness the Power of Cross Team Collaboration

An organization accomplishes the most when employees have the chance to put their talents and efforts together and work toward a common mission. It's always essential to keep the working relationships within particular teams and departments productive. However, it can be just as important to reach across functions, trading ideas and getting bigger projects off the ground. Cross team collaboration takes advantage of the full potential of a business to unleash fresh perspectives and drive am...
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5 Ways to Encourage Effective Teamwork
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
Collaboration

5 Ways to Encourage Effective Teamwork

Managing a project means relying on the strengths of each person on the team. To get the best results however, a manager needs to know that everyone is working together toward shared goals. With the right strategies, processes, and tools in place, you'll know you can count on your team to get the job done. 1. Establish a Vision of Effective Teamwork Bringing a team together starts with a solid understanding of what you're trying to accomplish and what it's going to take to get there....
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6 Different Team Effectiveness Models to Understand Your Team Better
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Collaboration

6 Different Team Effectiveness Models to Understand Your Team Better

What makes a team perform well together? This is a question that thought leaders and psychologists have been trying to figure out for some time. And in order to make sense of it all, they've proposed various models of team effectiveness with each model having its own strengths and weaknesses. Some models focus on how a team is structured and how communication happens, while other models focus more on the talent that individuals bring to the plate, or the company culture that they find them...
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UK Businesses Are Struggling to Close Productivity Gap with Their European Counterparts
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Collaboration, Productivity

UK Businesses Are Struggling to Close Productivity Gap with Their European Counterparts

Over the last year, the number of IT tools and apps used at work has increased for nearly half of people working in offices across the UK, and the majority now juggle between three and six different types of desktop software, web applications, and mobile apps. This trend among UK workers however, falls well short of that seen among its Continental neighbours France and Germany, where adoption of digital tools has grown much more substantially. According to the Wrike Digital Work Report 20...
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How to Throw a Killer Office Holiday Party Your Team Will Love
Monday, 5 December, 2016
Collaboration

How to Throw a Killer Office Holiday Party Your Team Will Love

Ever been to a bad office holiday party? A white elephant gift exchange comprised of whatever people could find in the back corner of a desk drawer, some stale cookies and cheap wine in a conference room, and the Chipmunks chirping carols in the background as people chit chat about holiday plans. You may think that any party is better than no party at all—but a sad, soulless office party can backfire in a big way, making your team feel unappreciated. The good news is, you don’t need a h...
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