Teamwork

How to Keep Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

Managing a team is difficult enough. It’s even harder when your team members are located all over the place. When sitting at the same table is no longer an option, you’re going to need to approach things differently. It may be a little difficult at first, but eventually, it will become routine. Whether this is a long term remote work situation or a temporary fix while certain members of your team are away on a business trip, you’re going to need to adapt your methods to work over a longer distance. Below are some strategies to keep in mind.

 

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How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

When bad news comes around, it can often be devastating to a team. Whether it’s a project failure, a tightening of a deadline, or the removal of resources, it can kill their motivation to keep trying harder. You don’t want this to happen, so what do you do? Here’s how to break that bad news without destroying your team’s motivation.

 
Support them, always
One of the first things to do, even before you have bad news to deliver, is to ensure that you have a great work environment for your employees. You need a strong support system in place which makes […]

4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

Today, we’re beginning a new series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

We’ll begin by discussing how to communicate effectively during business meetings. In the corporate space, meetings are part of the routine. They serve many purposes. For one, they encourage teamwork by […]

How to Manage Difficult Team Members

At one point or another, there’ll come a time when you have to handle a situation with a team member who can be described as ‘difficult’. Perhaps you already have. Or perhaps you’re dealing with the rising tension at present and know the moment is just on the horizon.

How you deal with such team members will say a lot about your leadership style and will also set the tone for your workplace at the same time, which is why it’s essential you know exactly how to go about it.

Below, find 5 tips for managing difficult team members in a […]

Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

There are few steps during the hiring process that are more important than the proper training of employees. However, many businesses fail to recognize this fact and this can lead to high turnover rates and unprepared workers. Here are some tips for developing an effective employee training program.

 

Identify Goals

The foremost step in creating an employee training program is to identify the goals that need to be met for success to be achieved. Every business is unique, and therefore the goals will be dictated by the requirements in the workplace. For instance, when training hotel employees you may want to […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I hope this series has proved to be informative and enlightening, and that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment into your personal and professional life with amazing results. We only have two more habits to talk about, but before we dive into that, let’s look at the ground we’ve already covered.

Here are the topics we’ve discussed thus far:

In Part 1 ,we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Book Reviews, Coaching, Communication, Community, Development, Leadership, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Synergise

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

Today, we’re continuing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

 

If you’ve missed any of the previous installments, you can access them below:

In Part 1, we discussed the importance of taking initiative and being proactive in life.

In Part 2, we discussed how getting clear on your values will help you live a more meaningful and satisfying life.

In Part 3, we covered the necessity behind time management and effectively setting goals.

 

So let’s now discuss Habit #4 in Covey’s bestselling book, and that’s the habit of thinking win-win.

You’ve no doubt heard this expression before, most likely in sentences like […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Purpose, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Think Win-Win

How to build and manage great teams

If you’ve never been responsible for creating a winning team before, it may be difficult to determine where to start. If you’re already responsible for creating teams, it’s never a bad idea to strengthen your skills. There’s always room for improvement, and changing the way you approach team building can help you create a group of rockstars who operate with superior productivity. Here’s how to build and manage a great team.

 

Become a Better Communicator

The best way to get things done is to communicate clearly. Miscommunication can result in a significant loss of productivity, and you won’t find out until […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Leadership, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to build and manage great teams

How to Boost Morale through Team Building Activities | Ento Guest Post

In the 1980s and 1990s, media representations of what the workplace looked like were almost unbearably grim. From Office Space to Weekend at Bernie’s, Friends to The Drew Carey Show, workplaces were represented as soulless, empty places run by faceless corporations with zero qualms about working employees to the bone.

Thankfully, the workplace in 2016 looks a lot different. Sometime between the 90s and now, businesses twigged to the fact that a workplace rife with unhappiness can be costly. Between the hit to productivity, the increase in sick leave, and the difficulty in attracting and retaining top talent, smart businesses […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Relationship Building, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Boost Morale through Team Building Activities | Ento Guest Post

4 ways to empower your employees

You’ve probably heard the expression before that your team is only as strong as your weakest link. This is especially important to keep in mind when it comes to companies and organisations. After all, employees are the building blocks of your business. The stronger the team you’ve assembled, the more robust that business will be. If that team falters in any way, however, it can have consequences that impact the company as a whole.

In fact, a recent report asserts that poor customer service has led 89% of consumers to stop doing business with a company. This isn’t surprising, considering […]