Whenever a working group has as goal to become a real team, difficulties are to be expected. Going from working individually to working together, as a team, requires great skills of leadership as well as determination and patience from every single member of the team.
How do great teams make history? Looking at the track records of great teams like the original Apple I team, the 1969 Miracle Mets, and NASA's Space Task Group, it's obvious they went above and beyond the average achievement level typical of a group working together. But how did they get there?
Most teams go through the storming stage in some form or another because discord is inevitable. The key value to emphasize in the team is positive intent.
A little conflict is needed to bring upfront weak spots in projects and to bring new valid arguments to the table. But constant storming leads to the destruction of productivity, projects, and ultimately, the team itself.
How can we develop transformational leadership? What are the skills our team needs to learn? I've been asked these questions a lot recently. The 21st century is both challenging and uncertain - business leaders know they need to upgrade their teams' abilities. But where to focus?
Learning a second language gives you a skill, a learned ability. A meta-skill, on the other hand, is your ability to learn new languages. Developing that meta-skill, makes it easier to learn a third or a fourth tongue.
Incentive plans are formalized approaches to offering recognition and reward to employees for meeting pre-established goals or objectives. Incentives may include cash bonuses, profit sharing, additional paid vacation time or any range of prizes such as gift cards, corporate merchandise or other products or services. ...