3 Organizational Trends to Watch in 2018

What does the organization of the future look like? You might imagine flying cars commuting to work and incredible automated technology, but the changes organizations will undergo in the next few years may be less scifi movie, and more about real, interpersonal collaboration. After reviewing a number of recent journal articles and surveys conducted by well-known…

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Why Cross-Functional Teams Fail (And What You Can Do to Avoid It)

Cross-functional teams can be a great tool for strengthening your organization’s competitive edge. They can streamline processes, provide higher quality solutions for complex organizational problems, and garner cost-savings from improved operational efficiencies. Those all sound like good things for your company, right? Yet many cross-functional teams fail. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review,...

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10 Tips for Reducing Conflict in Your Team

Every now and then, all of us experience at least some level of conflict in the teams we belong to or manage. Most people are uncomfortable when conflict arises, and they often respond by: Trying to ignore it in hopes that it will go away Blaming others for it, or Complaining to people outside the...

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No More Bad Meetings: 4 Steps to More Productive Project Meetings

One of the biggest productivity thieves is poorly planned and scheduled meetings. You’ve probably the tell-tale signs before: An explosion of ill-defined, ad hoc meetings begin to appear on people’s calendars almost out of the blue. The organizer invites both people he or she assumes must be there as well as those “subject matter experts”...

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The High Cost of Unresolved Conflict

The bottom-line impact of unresolved conflict in the workplace usually is not obvious at the time it is occurring.

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