Essence of Team Work

Written by Lieutenany Colonel Anil Kumar Nigam

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It is crucial to help one's coworkers, which isrepparttar general theme of teamwork. Use of proactive approach will be better.

5. Respecting

It is important to treat others with respect and to support their ideas.

6. Sharing It is important to share withrepparttar 141148 team to create an environment of teamwork.

7. Participating

All members ofrepparttar 141149 team are encouraged to participate inrepparttar 141150 team and to have a say if possible.

Establishingrepparttar 141151 norms for effective teamwork 1. A shift in partnership to ownership Instilling a sense of belonging. An important shift in focus: Our common goal 2. Faith in each other (to be established by actions and not by talks) Clarity & simplicity in communication

A team, not a collection of individuals, results in

1. Faster decision-making 2. Working explicitly toward a common goal 3. Better communication skills 4. Effective communication plan 5. Focused on solutions not setbacks 6. Increased trust and productivity 7. Re-energized atmosphere

Team Leader and his role

1. First and foremost rule. Leader has to lead by setting personal examples and not only talk about it. Says we and us and not I and my (mean it) 2. Has to sacrifice at times in overall interest ofrepparttar 141152 Team.

3. Last but notrepparttar 141153 Least

Team Leader has to keep morale ofrepparttar 141154 team very high always and every time Relationships are Key for Successful Team work

Author has 28 years of experience in the field of Telecommunications. He is M.Sc(Physics) and has M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has worked in different capacities including Signal corps ndian Army, Regional Manager of one of leading Telecom company. Currently he is Associate Professor with Institute of Technology and Management at Gurgaon, Haryana, India which is rated as the best Engineering colleges of North India

Does MBWA (Management By Wandering Around) Still Work?

Written by Harry K. Jones

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* Observe and listen and let everyone see you do it.

* Make certain your visits are spontaneous and unplanned.

* Talk with employees about their passions -- whether family, hobbies, vacations, or sports.

* Ask for suggestions to improve operations, products, service, sales, etc.

* Try to spend an equal amount of time in all areas of your organization.

* Catch your employees doing something right and recognize them publicly.

* Conveyrepparttar image of a coach -- not an inspector.

* Encourage your employees to show you howrepparttar 141067 real work ofrepparttar 141068 company gets done.

MBWA works best when you are genuinely interested in employees and in their work and when they see you as there to listen. It sometimes requires follow-up. When you can't answer an employee's questions onrepparttar 141069 spot, get back to them with an answer within 48 hours.

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