The Best Tips for Managing Meetings Productively: How to Prepare and Stay Focused

What’s the best way to manage meetings? I asked myself this question a few weeks ago when I looked at some of my upcoming meeting schedules. The answer is simple: preparation! I have been attending meetings since I started working in the corporate world over 35 years ago. And while I am not sure that any… Continue reading The Best Tips for Managing Meetings Productively: How to Prepare and Stay Focused

Nominal Group Technique – NGT

The Nominal Group Technique (NGT) involves identifying a problem, generating solutions for solving that problem, and then deciding which one best solves the identified problem. You can use it when working in groups so that everyone has an equal say. Voting is used to make decisions to ensure that every opinion has been considered.Process:The NGT… Continue reading Nominal Group Technique – NGT

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Stakeholders Analysis

Stakeholder analysis is a process used to identify key players who could affect the success of a project. This includes both internal and external parties. This blog post will look at stakeholder analysis and how it can be applied to projects.Who are the Stakeholders?The stakeholders in your project are those people or groups that are interested… Continue reading Stakeholders Analysis

Negative Team Dynamics

What is a negative team dynamic?A negative team dynamic occurs when individuals or groups within an organization exhibit behaviours that undermine each other’s ability to perform effectively. The most important characteristic of a negative team dynamic is that it is destructive, not constructive. It does not help people achieve their goals; rather, it hinders them… Continue reading Negative Team Dynamics

Brainstorming Guide

Brainstorming is a method used to generate ideas. In general terms, it involves having a group of people come together to discuss a topic and then collectively produce solutions.Brainstorming BasicsAs the name suggests, brainstorming is a process in which people are brought together to form groups and generate ideas. Brainstorming is considered a great way… Continue reading Brainstorming Guide

Five Stages of Team Development

What is a Team?A team is defined as “a group of people working together towards a common goal.” A team comprises individuals who are willing to put aside their differences to achieve something bigger than themselves. This is where the idea of ‘team building’ comes from.Five Stages of Team Building/ DevelopmentAccording to Bruce Tuckman’s Model… Continue reading Five Stages of Team Development

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

Quality assurance managers play an integral role in ensuring that quality standards are met throughout the production process. They ensure that the product meets the customer’s expectations and complies with all relevant regulations. A quality assurance manager ensures that the company adheres to all applicable laws and regulations, including health and safety, environmental protection, and consumer… Continue reading Roles and Responsibilities of a Quality Assurance (QA) Manager

Team Performance and Evaluation Defined: A Guide for Managers

The purpose of this article is to provide a guide on how managers can evaluate their team’s performance in the context of an organization’s strategic plan. The focus will be on guiding what constitutes good teamwork and some suggestions about how to measure it.What are the qualities of a perfect team?The qualities of a perfect… Continue reading Team Performance and Evaluation Defined: A Guide for Managers

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How To Manage Employees Effectively: A Guide For Managers

Working with employees can be an extremely stressful situation. The last thing you want is to find yourself in a position where you’ve got to manage a team of people who aren’t pulling their weight. Managing employees can be a tricky task. It’s not always easy to tell if someone is working hard enough or if… Continue reading How To Manage Employees Effectively: A Guide For Managers

Communications in a Global Economy

In today’s world, communication is an essential part of the business. Globalization has brought about new opportunities for companies to communicate with their customers. With the global economy becoming more and more interconnected, international communications are becoming more critical. However, there are also challenges associated with communicating across cultures, time zones, languages, terminology, business practices, and… Continue reading Communications in a Global Economy

Team-building Techniques

Team building and participation of all team members is an essential part of running a successful business. It helps employees get along better, builds trust between team members, and creates a sense of unity. Here are some of the benefits of team-building activities. • Team building activities are fun and engaging. • They help people understand each… Continue reading Team-building Techniques