Better Performance Through Team Building

Project success generally depends on whether stakeholders are happy with a project’s results. On each project, project managers do their best to get stakeholders involved, but projects still get into trouble. This article discusses how better performance can be obtained when more time is spent on building the team. It describes how these four actions will result in happy team members: keep team members informed; get to know team members; protect your team; and use positive reinforcement.

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Team Building and Development in a Matrix Environment

Project teams are often matrix in nature, staffed by members taken from diverse functional teams in order to achieve the project goal. This is complicated enough if the structure is a well-defined functional hierarchy. However, a matrix environment for completing projects adds in another layer of complexity. The functional “teams within teams” still exist, and each person has a functional “home” team, but now they also belong to a “project” team which has a finite life span, and a project manager to whom they also report. All of these teams need nurturing if a project is to be successful.

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Effective Team Building Strategies that can be Implemented by any Organization

Team Building is very important to actualize organizational objectives. Indeed, without team cohesion and unity, the organizations would cease to exist as entities. Further, organizations spend considerable money on formal and fun elements of team building. Also, the power of personal and informal networks is very important for team members to bond with each other.

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Success Factors in Team Building

Team building refers to the set of activities that are undertaken with a view to strengthen the bonds between team members and improve team performance as a consequence. Most of us would have had experience in working in teams and hence have a fair idea of what ensures the success of the team. This article looks at the success factors as well as any factors that might strain relationships within a team leading to the team performance being degraded. This article can be read as an overview of team building and the factors that can make or mar the success of teams.

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Intellectual Equity and Building Your Very Own Dream Team

I expect the project manager I just hired to refer a couple of friends from work to me for recruitment. After all, that is what the hefty referral bonus structure is all about! However, be careful and think back to what contracts you may have signed with your previous company. Does the term “non-compete” ring any bells? If so, turn up the volume on that ringer. You could be walking into a world of trouble.

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5 Strategies for Building a Winning Sales Team (SU408)

Maximizing profit for your organization starts by building and sustaining a top-producing sales team. Geared toward director- and manager-level management at organizations worldwide, this session will explain five hiring strategies to recruiting and developing top talent, the tools that sales teams need to achieve long-term goals, and ideas for improving company culture through ongoing coaching and training.

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Building a Project Dashboard on a Small Budget Using Adobe Dreamweaver

Companies that have been forced to virtually eliminate budgets for project information tools, file management tools, and communication tools risk having key decision-makers making uninformed decision about projects because they did not know important information, such as project constraints, issues, risks, key team members, and project priorities. This article shows how to alleviate this problem, using Dreamweaver CS4 to create an executive dashboard, a project-detail dashboard, and a project summary report that allow unencumbered project updating and easy dashboard maintenance, all with very little cost.

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