Productive Work Teams

Productive work teams are few and far between. Synergy means your team should achieve more together than each individual contributing team member is capable of. Synergy should be your goal. Few teams I observe ever achieve that level. Leaders understandably get frustrated at the many challenges of building a great team. People can be complex (more…)

50 First Dates With My Assistant

I once had an office assistant working on my team, who would email then call each team member daily, sometimes multiple times, for an update. First, she would send an email. Then, one of my other colleagues would remark, “Did you see that email?” Finally, the assistant would call me 15 minutes later to check (more…)

Building trust in your work teams

How Semco is Building Trust Building trust within teams can take years, explains Semco Founder, Ricardo Semler. However, there are a few simple things you can do, as a leader, to build trust very quickly. These are just a few practices in place at the marvellous Semco. Building trust through participative management Semco, in case (more…)