Stay a step ahead of change

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments

There’s nothing so certain as change, and nothing more dizzying than being caught off-guard by it. You may be focused on powerful, purposeful work — but if your team has tunnel vision, all that time and effort might be undermined. Here’s a question that will help you stay prepared.

How to buffer the work against the force of time

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the demands of time. As a manager, you want to ensure efficient progress — and that, funny enough, also includes routinely hitting the pause button to check in on the team’s progress. Here are three ideas, drawn from our own experience, to help the team […]

Getting time on your side

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments

Time is a hot-button topic teams discuss when they’re using Teamworks to map the forces working for and against them. That’s probably because time can be a team’s secret weapon or its worst enemy. It all depends on how you approach it. Unfortunately, teams who feel most pressed for time rarely hit pause to think […]

How to re-instill belief and trust

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Change can be experienced as either loss or opportunity. Sometimes change can result in a loss of belief or trust within the team. When that happens, it’s the responsibility of the manager to re-instill both. Inspired by some sage advice from this Dennis Reina article on Switch and Shift, we recommend these three actions: • […]

Start navigating the negative forces

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments
Start navigating the negative forces

There’s a common refrain among many teams: “If only we had more ___, we could do more ___.” It’s easy to feel knocked around by the negative forces around you. But most teams have a lot more control than they realize.

Small force, huge shift

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 | Tags: , | No Comments

Is your team feeling overwhelmed? It’s easy to get paralyzed by big forces getting in the team’s way. Try attacking a smaller negative force instead—it can dramatically shift the team’s outlook.