Category: Teamwork

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  As the world’s key economies lurch from crisis to crisis spanning unprecedented natural disasters, stock market crashes and, of course, a planet-wide pandemic, it can be easy to lose sight of long-term issues that could hit your company, such as finding and retaining workers. A surprising report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Read More

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  No one likes a queue jumper, right? Everyone hates being stuck in a line, and we all agree that the fairest outcome for all is to simply wait our turn. Now imagine this scene. Two managers at a major inner-city firm step into the company lift. Small talk turns to the good news that Read More

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  Don’t we all want to work within a team where our voice is heard and our ideas are valued? What we are really looking for is a “speaking up culture”, being a workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions and assured that our ideas will be acknowledged Read More

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Making it safer to respectfully disagree – Phillip Crockford, CEO V-Teams   We all have opinions. All the time. About anything and everything. Opinions are, as they say, ‘a dime a dozen’. In our current hyper-connected world, they are more like ‘a dime a million’. This constant activity of assessing the people and situations we Read More

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Teaming Essentials – What to Expect   This reflection from the V-Teamwork Teaming Essentials Program was prepared by course participant Lucy Frank. It explains what you can expect from each week of the program.   Applying From the moment you apply for V-Teamwork, you are required to start thinking about your story, motivation and goals Read More

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  We all know that work can be stressful and a little chaotic at times. During these stressful times, we can be brought into a space of overwhelm, or negative thoughts and energy, which can impact on our productivity and performance. It is important that workers learn to manage their negative emotions in order to Read More

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  In her excellent article on why women must break out of their comfort zone to advance, Wanda Wallace talk about the need to develop the skills of Spanning Leadership.   Women often feel secure in knowledge-based roles, and their bosses are at ease keeping them there. But to grow a career, it’s necessary to Read More

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  A successful leader is easy to spot. They tend to give off a certain energy, one that often makes us like them instantly. They can captivate an audience and greatly impact the lives of those they lead. Successful leaders tend to behave in a certain way under certain conditions and usually have a number Read More