5 Ways to Save Your Team from Communication Breakdowns
Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Collaboration

5 Ways to Save Your Team from Communication Breakdowns

Part of what makes a team great is the mix of different personalities and perspectives each person brings to the table. But those differences also mean that misunderstandings and miscommunications are bound to happen at some point. And when they do, it can put a real strain on your team, jeopardizing the success of your project—and possibly even your organization.  When team communication starts to unravel, what do you do? And how do you minimize the number of mishaps along the way?  Her...
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Print These Valentine's Day Cards for Your Favorite Coworkers ?
Thursday, 9 February, 2017
Collaboration

Print These Valentine's Day Cards for Your Favorite Coworkers ?

Remember how much fun St. Valentine's day was in grade school, trading cards and candy with classmates? Coffee time may have replaced nap time, but you can still bring some of that innocent Valentine’s Day fun to your office.  If you think it's too late to show your admiration for your colleagues, think again. There's always time to show appreciation for your team. Just print one (or all!) of these PDFs on regular 8.5” x 11” copy paper, fold or cut them out, and give them to your work bud...
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Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?
Wednesday, 8 February, 2017
Collaboration

Is it Time to Go Beyond Online Whiteboard Collaboration?

Gathering around a dry-erase board with markers at the ready is a time-honored way of bringing a team together to work out a business problem or learn a new skill. In recent years, though, leaders have been more likely to opt for online whiteboard collaboration as a tool for pulling together everyone's ideas and feedback. Using a free, digital option is a quick way to get some thoughts down and put a project on track. Though there are benefits to a visual whiteboard for training session...
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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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