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Virtual: something that exists in essence but not in actuality

The term 'virtual' applied to a team is an interesting concept based on the definition of the word above. The inference is that these teams do not really exist! Let we know that they do, and organisations are becoming more and more dependent upon them.

Article by: Simon Mac Rory | Published: 18 August 2018

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World Cup – What Do You Look For When Choosing A Team?

With the World Cup upon us, pundits and fans alike are starting to speculate about England's chances. Manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad giving call-ups to several young players. Making the right decisions when recruiting is crucial when it comes to putting together a high performing team.

Article by: Pam Rogerson | Published: 5 June 2018

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Nurturing executives for long term success

Successful leaders are the sum of many parts, and successful leadership teams are the result of a combination of complementary sums that play to individual and team strengths. Contributor By Dr Andy Brown, CEO – ENGAGE. Nurturing these strengths is critical, not just at key business moments, but using a sustained, long-term approach that allows teams to evolve to meet new challenges, and to support seamless succession planning. Leadership nurturing can be addressed in a number of ways, but most critically businesses needs to focus on:

Article by: Dr Andy Brown | Published: 15 May 2018

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Print – Issue 162 | Article of the Week

A team working in the right environment to truly collaborate - that is, fully comfortable in sharing views, scrutinising others and being scrutinised - have the potential to perform better than those working in traditional silos or unequal teams. That is the belief at leading constructor and developer, Skanska.

Article by: Harvey Francis | Published: 2 May 2018

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It’s not the huge confrontations it’s the daily skirmishes  

Why do people behave badly in team meetings? The same manager who is charming and agreeable to partner agencies is abrasive, argumentative and opinionated to colleagues in team meetings. In business you don’t go around having massive confrontations. You try and find the things you agree on rather than what you disagree on.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 8 April 2018

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Teamwork – Key to Collaborative Achievement

We live and work in an increasingly fragmented and dislocated world. The practice of teamwork reverses this trend, restoring balance and taking us towards integration and wholeness in our relationships and collaboration in our endeavours. Teams bring together individuals to produce the emergent qualities that make them stronger and more effective.

Article by: John Varney | Published: 15 March 2018

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The behaviors which limit great teamwork

According to the study, experts believe that this is caused by ‘impostor syndrome’ - where we feel like we are ‘faking it’ at the job we are doing, having somehow slipped through the net and into our position, believing that other team members are much more competent. The more prestigious the organisation we work for - or indeed position we attain - the more likely we are to feel this when comparing our abilities to other team members at work.

Article by: Jennifer Brook | Published: 20 November 2017

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Is it time for HR professionals to refocus on teams?

Retention and talent strategies are not new problems, but these figures reminded me of something else I’d read a few months ago: company lifecycles are imploding. They’re undergoing a crunch, even amongst the largest corporates.

Article by: Ab Banerjee | Published: 9 October 2017