You know you would like to convene people to move work forward, but how do you decide whether it will be most effective to hold a meeting, a retreat, or a summit, or just hang out together? Before investing in a retreat as a sponsor, planner, or participant, take three steps to determine what type of event will be most effective.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a useful instrument for illustrating and appreciating differences between each other. The following is a simple teambuilding activity you can use when your unit is in need of something lighthearted!
We sat down with Dr. Brandi Pearce, Haas’ Lecturer and Director of Team Performance and Research to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of collaborating in teams, the team lifecycle, and what elements contribute to team effectiveness.
What makes certain teams more successful and productive than others? Entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan recently did a TED Talk that posed this question. She explained how an experiment that took two control groups, an average flock of chickens versus individual “superchickens” grouped together showed that the average group were actually more productive and healthy.
Check out this post from Jennifer Bellenger to learn about the Team Charter strategy for guiding your team’s success and managing mutual confusion.
n 2014-2015, Haas was developing a 5 year strategic business plan using the OGST framework – Objective, Goals, Strategy and Tactics. I felt our team could use a similar approach for our strategic planning, and aligning our team’s individual performance goals to the school-wide OGST. Having used (and delivered against) this framework for the last two years to great effect, I thought it would be helpful to share some of our keys to success that enabled us to go from strategy to execution…and, more importantly, empower our team every step of the way.
Given how challenging our work is in light of everything going on, it’s a prime opportunity to focus on those things that are within our control while appreciating the impacts we can make in our units. Team building is a great example of something you… Read more…
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