5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Getting Along

The Five Dysfunctions of a team – Patrick Lencioni

“Not Finance. Not Strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate
competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and because it is so rare.”

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is written as a fable about a struggling technology company. The new CEO recognises that the company has innovative products and great talent, however the executives are not working together as a team, therefore wasting the advantages of the company’s potential.  The team falls into a blame culture, no one is accepting responsibility, deadlines are being missed and things are only getting worse. The purpose of the book is to show how a situation like this can be turned around by addressing the five dysfunctions of a team. Read more

Why Your Staff Are Running.

ABC news recently covered a story about government employees in the outback being offered gym memberships and fitness equipment as incentives by management trying to improve staff retention. Have these managers had too much sun, or is buying your staff a running machine really a good way to stop them from walking?

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Staff Management: Different Perspectives

When two people look at the same photograph, rarely do they see the same details. One may notice the light bouncing off the turquoise ocean, while the other only sees the dilapidated beach hut. Differing viewpoints is part of human nature and makes life interesting, but in the workplace, perspectives that differ can have a major impact on business.

Some staff may feel they’re doing a great job, yet you view their work and attitude as less than stellar. Without clearly defined expectations, this difference of opinion will continue to the point where Read more