Team Effectiveness

Effective Meeting Leaders Set the Right Expectations

August 20, 2012

A few weeks back, I wondered why we hate meetings. Shortly thereafter fellow Women of HR contributors Laurie Ruettimann and Lisa Rosendahl offered up remedies to meeting woes. Laurie (aka The Cynical Girl) says that effective meetings follow the GRPI format. Trying to solve a problem? Here is the first question you must ask when […]

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Teamwork and Trust – A Gold Medal Combination

August 12, 2012
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3 Tips on Building a Culture of Peer-to-Peer Recognition at Your Company

June 11, 2012

A Guest Post by Ginni Chen I read an incredible statistic the other day that summarizes the epidemic of worker disenchantment: 53% of people at work are dissatisfied with the amount of recognition they get on the job.  A recent study by Towers Watson concluded that whether employees feel their efforts are appreciated is the number one determining […]

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Using The PRIMES to Solve Project Team Problems

April 16, 2012

This is the second blog post about the book The PRIMES by Chris McGoff. Author McGoff says “The PRIMES show up every time people join up in groups to solve problems, drive change and transform systems.” There are 46 PRIMES, so there is a lot covered in the book and it’s all great. But I […]

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Employee Recognition: Why the Lighter Side of Business has Serious Results

September 14, 2011

I believe that employee recognition is a vastly underused tool in a leader’s toolkit. Recognition need not be expensive, elaborate or time-consuming—but that’s how many leaders see it.  Therefore, I’ve teamed up with the recognition specialists at Baudville. They’ve agreed to pass along some great advice to the readers of The People Equation on how to […]

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Is Faulty Wiring Frying Your Gut-Check?

June 10, 2011

Even the most plugged-in leaders get it wrong sometimes. This fact was driven home to me the other day as I listened in on a phone conference led by a regional manager named Pete who manages a group of customer service teams spread across the northern half of the United States. My purpose in joining the […]

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Teamwork. How Hard Can It Be?

April 21, 2011

To me, springtime means track meets. Back in the day, I used to run track for my high school’s girls 440 relay team. Even all these years later, I can close my eyes and feel it:  legs churning, heart pounding, as I round the curve, ready to pass the baton. I’m reaching my right hand […]

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Rock Opera and Trust

November 9, 2010

Kevin Grossman at Glowan Consulting Group is hosting this week’s Carnival of HR and has declared it a “rock and roll” carnival. This theme opened the door for me to write this post, which admittedly, I was having a hard time reconciling with The People Equation’s theme of workplace dynamics. Now it fits perfectly. Thanks, […]

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Leaders Help People Connect the Dots

November 5, 2010

 It was a typical day for Pete, a division manager who oversees the work of 1200 employees for a large multi-national enterprise. Like many others, the day was full of meetings, deadlines and urgent tasks, when one issue rose above the rest: rumors had surfaced that the company was planning on selling off one of […]

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The Perfect Corporate Culture Doesn’t Exist

July 14, 2010

Have you ever noticed how pervasive “perfection” is in our language? The phrase “perfect storm” is used to describe a “rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically”. Last month, ump Jim Joyce ruined a “perfect” game for Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga. Recently, corporate success coach Ann Farrell ruminated on striving for the […]

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