Posts Tagged "team building"

This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

More companies are now embracing “agile” meetings and daily check-ins to make their teams more productive and efficient. The hard rule? Keep it under five minutes or be ready to be rudely cut off in front of your peers.


While some argue this laser approach to meetings won’t get anything accomplished, The Wall Street Journal recently published a story that convincingly declares otherwise.


Time is too precious to waste in high-demand business settings. The old ritual of booking conference rooms and clogging calendars with 30 or 60-minutes of drudgery is being replaced by five-minute huddles where teams cut to the chase and make decisions on the spot.

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A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.

5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Team brainstorming seems like a good idea–at least, on paper. What usually happens is this: the company is experiencing a tough problem that no single person seems able to solve, so someone decides that more minds means more processing power, and before you know it you’re all gathered in the conference room.


One or two people churn out bad idea after bad idea, while everyone else stares at the wall or multitasks. There are no major breakthroughs and most of you are irritated at the waste of time.


Sound familiar? Why is this such a problem?

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Planning a meeting for your team? Make sure you abide by these 5 rules to ensure it’s actually productive.

Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things

Posted on November 6th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Many leaders believe a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Thus many organizations spend a lot of time working to attract the best talent, while performance-managing those that aren’t operating at the standard they would like.


But building a world-class team isn’t about just getting the right people on the bus. It’s about making sure you have a game plan in place that makes everyone on your team operate at a higher level.


So if you want to build a team that consistently overflows with top performers, build a team philosophy and culture designed to enable everyone who is part of it to excel.

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To build a strong team, define in advance your norms and standards for excellence. Then work to ensure everyone on your team is equipped to meet them.

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