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Managing virtual teams
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M. (Business Expert Press, 2011)
While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members.
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Few leaders receive formal training in how to give a pep talk. However, there is a science to psyching people up for better performance. According to motivating language theory, most winning formulas include three key elements: direction, empathy, and explanation.
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A guide to team building for managers and leaders.
A short guide to team management and leadership.
Explores the advantages of growth for small businesses, with an emphasis on human capital.
A collection of the latest global management and business thinking summarised into straight forward and understandable language.
Management strategy from a US perspective.
Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas guide for line managers, providing practical steps for dealing with difficult one-to-one interactions with their team members. The advice given is relevant for managing teams in both small and large organisations.
Acas tool aimed at small firms and team managers, covering step-by-step how to motivate employees and improve individual and team performances.
Acas advisory booklet for employers of all sizes on planning, improving and reviewing employee performance. Covers introducing a performance management system, setting a personal development plan, reviewing performance, managing under-performance and linking performance to pay and rewards. A sample performance record is provided.
This article states that on the path to true leadership, a growth mind-set requires a focus more on the journey than the destination. Topics include research on the benefits of developing a growth mind-set, the importance of having passion and purpose, the dependence of continuous improvement on both the capacity and willingness to keep learning, and the need to value a team player who offers useful criticism since his or her feedback can potentially lead to better decisions and results.
Article looks at research on effective leadership showing that applying five specific leadership behaviors when working with each team member will improve your organization. Research also shows that team members can behave in three ways at work that improve their own work life.
Tips on driving your team to achieve new levels of performance. The author looks at the adverse effects of team infighting and presents seven steps for establishing an positive environment that will foster teamwork.
A look at the indicators of a team in trouble and how to 'reset' the team culture to provide a healthy, positive work climate.
The authors describe a five-step process to help you make the most of your time in meetings.
Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.
Small businesses often rely on teams working closely together. If there is a personality clash or a difference of opinion about work, it can affect everybody's mood. When someone doesn't 'fit in', it tends to be quite noticeable.
What kind of thinker are you?
Article by Mark Bonchek and Elisa Steele on thinking styles and why they are an important tool for improving collaboration and team working. Published on the Harvard Business Review web site on November 23 2015.
CIPD Management development factsheet
Topics covered in this Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) factsheet include identifying management development needs, management development techniques and evaluating management programmes.
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