Team-Building

Why Andy Grove was such a tech master

May 26, 2016
Cerebral executives pride themselves on their objectivity. They like to think that they can push aside emotion and confront challenges with fact-filled clarity.

Solving the tough problems together

May 23, 2016
Professor’s course aims to teach students to work as a team.

Put an end to feigned consensus

March 3, 2016
Have you ever left a meeting thinking everyone is onboard with a new plan, only to find out later that many people have doubts?

CEOs: Tear down those walls

February 27, 2016
As president of Aon Risk Services, Ted Devine ran a company with $5 billion in annual revenue and 28,000 employees. Yet, despite his prestigious post, he had career misgivings.

Promoting harmony when personalities clash

January 6, 2016
Every leader wants to run a harmonious workplace. But when personalities clash and tensions erupt, collaboration tends to fall by the wayside.

Pry your people away from their screens

December 30, 2015
Research shows that when employees enjoy socializing with each other and engage in informal conversation, they’re more productive.

Opposites can produce better outcomes

December 10, 2015

If someone doesn’t mirror your preferred communication style, it’s tempting to label that person a poor listener. You may look for ways to avoid working with that individual. Yet in many cases, two people with mismatched personalities can still collaborate well. Jessie Kahnweiler learned that lesson.

12 questions help alter team behavior

November 13, 2015
To change behavior—your own and your team’s—start by identifying specific behaviors you want to change. Here are questions to help prepare your team.

How to build the right corporate culture

November 12, 2015
What is Nick Miller, the co-founder and CEO of Parking Panda, speaking of when he says, “We’re willing to sacrifice revenue to maintain those values”?

Team recognition goes far and wide

August 19, 2015
One tool Lakshmi Narayanan has used to build teamwork is an affair called “annual day,” in which top performers come onstage and receive a trophy, often presented by a customer.