February 05, 2013 @ 02:03|0 CommentsAll businesses need a range of skills to be able to survive and grow. Most managers will find that they are better at some roles than others. To be effective as a manager and to support the growth and development of their organization, all managers reach a stage when it is necessary to review and upgrade their skills and the tools at their disposal. Having an effective management team and managers with the appropriate knowledge, skills and resources is essential in maintaining and improving management and business performance. This article explores some key processes and methods to consider ...
February 05, 2013 @ 01:47|0 CommentsThe question is ‘How does a team become successful, effective and productive rather than remain disjointed, ineffective and unproductive?’ Whether a team is a team of people working together on a temporary basis, is newly formed, or has been established for a while it is important to understand the stages it will go through from being a team of strangers to becoming a united team with a common goal. Teams that perform exceptionally well go through five different stages; the first four stages of which were first developed by Bruce Wayne Tuckman and published in 1965. His theory, “Tuckman’s St...