Category: teams

Competition in business

Amazing Job Race

  Too bad you don’t have sixteen weeks of challenges, obstacle courses and road blocks to find the winning Amazing Job Team! I will admit it. My guilty pleasure is watching “The Amazing Race”. It’s a long running TV show that starts typically with 12 two person teams and follows them as they race around…

Who are your HIPO's

Who are your HIPO’s?

No, I do not have a typo. I am not talking about those big somewhat lovable yet dangerous animals that frequent the waters… the hippos. HIPO’s… High Potential Candidates. Those job applicants or current employees in your midst that are the potential proactive earners, the successes, the gems. You can’t tell just by looking at them. They…

The Benefits of Transitioning to a Hybrid Workplace

The Benefits of Transitioning to a Hybrid Workplace

The pandemic changed the way the business world operated overnight. Before COVID-19, most organisations had not developed virtual approaches to employee management and engagement. When they were forced to go online, they soon realised that they didn’t have the technology or processes in place to maintain employee productivity remotely. Whether they liked it or not,…

How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

How a Personality Trait Assessment Helps Improve Communication

“According to a recent Harris Poll … a stunning majority (69%) of the managers said that they’re often uncomfortable communicating with employees. Over a third (37%) of the managers said that they’re uncomfortable having to give direct feedback about their employees’ performance if they think the employee might respond negatively to the feedback.” Effective communication is…

Assessing culture fit is this even possible

Assessing Culture-Fit: Is This Even Possible?

High performing organisations can be quite obsessive about their CULTURE as both a market differentiator and as a guiding force for decision-making. These organisations tend to be extremely careful to bring new people in who match the culture well. By ‘culture”, we can use this definition: “the organisation’s vital Purpose, its distinctive and enduring Philosophy…

Creative Grit

There has been a lot of buzz about the value of grit recently including a best seller named Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. The book explores the value of cultivating grit to achieve a more successful life. Grit is defined as perseverance, courage, resolve, or strength of character. There is no doubt that grit…

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Beyond Hungry, Humble, and Smart

Ideal Team-players In 2016 Patrick Lencioni brought out the follow-up book to his The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues” [1]. Ideal team players, as Lencioni describes them, are Hungry, Humble and (emotionally) Smart – these are his “3 Virtues.” It is rare for people with only…

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

It’s generally accepted that if we have an engaged team, they’ll show up to work happy, wholeheartedly give discretionary effort to help the company succeed and very importantly, they will stay with you. They will also do things like recommend your company as a great place to work to their family and friends. However, we…