A quick way to gauge the team’s belief level

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments

Sometimes, team members have reservations that (for whatever reason) they don’t feel comfortable stating outright. Maybe they think no one else shares the same thoughts, and they don’t want to be the naysayer. Or maybe they’ve got a feeling they can’t quite put into words. Which is why we’re fans of gut checking the team’s […]

Lessons learned from the team behind Teamworks

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 | Tags: | 8 Comments
Lessons learned from the team behind Teamworks

Last week marked a big milestone for Teamworks. As we ramp up from a private beta to a public one, it seemed like a ripe moment to step back and reflect on a few lessons we’ve learned (or relearned).

How to delegate successfully

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 | Tags: , | 4 Comments

Every manager must delegate, but delegating successfully is an art. Frank Wu, chancellor and dean at the UC Hastings College of Law, offers six helpful tips: • Delegate work that someone else can truly own. Don’t just foist off your own to-do list. • Don’t micro-manage a project once you’ve delegated it. • Give clear […]

Find the sweet spot for team size

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 | Tags: | No Comments

What’s the best size for most teams? Usually from five to eight members. If your team is larger than that, you should have a good reason why—and a clear idea of the unique contribution each person makes.