Managing teams is always a balancing act: How do you get team members to work independently and cooperatively at the same time? How do you get team members to do what is in their own best interest while also doing what is in the team’s best interest?
The COVID-19 pandemic has added a few new wrinkles: …Read More
“Thinking outside the box” means to think creatively for a new solution to an old problem. It was a creative metaphor when it first emerged in common use in the late 1960s. Fifty years later, the expression has become a cliché.
When it comes to converting training for the online environment, webinars are quickly becoming the …Read More
One year ago, the world shut down. Or, it would have shut down had technology not come to the rescue. From Amazon to Zoom, web-enabled technology kept the world’s economy moving during the worst of the shelter-in-place orders. One area that came to a screeching halt for the first month or two after the orders …Read More
In the old world of 2019 and before, status meetings provided managers with the easiest way to keep track of a team’s work. They were intended to share what everyone else was up to. Unfortunately, these meetings, while helpful for the managers, usually were quite boring and inefficient for team members. Despite best efforts to …Read More