Our teams are more diverse now than ever before. These differences in backgrounds create differences in how each of us interpret group goals and intentions. At Effective Edge, one underlying theme to each of our workshops is a shared mindset. This critical step in teaming helps to... Read More
Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the... Read More
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Have you ever left a meeting thinking to yourself, "Why wasn't that information just sent out in an e-mail?" On the other hand, have you ever received an e-mail that prompted you to wonder, "Why wasn't a meeting scheduled to discuss this?" Maybe you can... Read More
Another component of a truly effective Communication Plan is to make sure that when you are assigning accountability in a project, you communicate not only HOW we agree to communicate, but also WHO communicates WHAT and what levels of responsibility each team member has. A... Read More
Communication roadblocks, leader issues, meeting fatigue, busywork; the list of time and cost burdens related to the way people work and interact is extensive in many organizations.
At the end of the day, human capital is the most important capital. Companies that consider people development critical,... Read More
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We’ve all been here - a meeting invite with minimal or no detail appears in our inbox. You gaze wistfully at the mile-long task list on your desk but show up to the meeting anyway, notepad in hand, hoping this time will be well spent.... Read More
Have you ever attended a meeting, completely disagreed with the decision, but said nothing? We’ve all been there. Unfortunately that silence can be viewed as acceptance by some participants and end up costing you in the end.
Establishing meeting guidelines, such as “Silence is Acceptance,” can... Read More