Best-Practices Leadership: Team Management Tips examines key ways to reinvigorate teams and improve their performance, along with fun team-building activities to reward and motivate all your team players.
Read how businesses of all sizes are getting creative with team icebreakers and fun team-building exercises—everything from scavenger hunts, “cruises to nowhere” and community walk/runs to building models of team projects out of Legos. And, while you’re learning new ways to pump up your team’s performance, now might be a good time to undertake our Leadership Assessment Exercise to gauge your own performance as a team manager.
BEST-PRACTICES LEADERSHIP: TEAM MANAGEMENT TIP #1
‘Hot’ tactics for heating up your team
“Hot teams” improvise, do more work with less supervision and make the extra effort to follow through.
Management consultant Laurence Haughton offers this advice for turning ordinary groups into hot teams:
1. Don’t become rule-bound. Rules, intended to streamline and safeguard work, can hamstring your operation when common sense calls for exceptions. Before setting rules, ask if they’re really needed.