Business in Action, 8th Ed.
Chapter 8: Organization and Teamwork
"Research shows that hurtful workplace behavior can depress performance, increase employee turnover, and even mar customer relationships.
"Culture is front and center for leaders who want to increase performance and strategic alignment in 2017," reports Michelle M.
"The reason brainstorms devolve into groupthink has to do with the way memory works.
Shana Lebowitz relates the story of how Doug Conant (photo, left), former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, continually reached out to employees and what it inspired.
Dan Rockwell lists the 10 ways at his blog - Leadership Freak.
"Internal communication has a lot in common with healthy living.
"I am not a medical expert, but I know communication plays a major role in the overall well-being of both the team and the organization.
"Recently, a marketing firm called to solicit my business.
"Executives tell me their teams make decisions all the time.
"It’s called social undermining, and it may seem harmless enough, but it can take an emotional toll.
"Devil’s advocates tend to pop up just when a project is about to launch.
"Your boss told you to “think outside the box.
"Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee.
"Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success.
According to Erica Dhawan (photo, left), "We need to rethink the way we approach meetings that promotes collaboration and facilitates a responsive and flexible environment.
"Dealing with frustrated and angry employees is a part of a small-business owner's responsibilities.
"4 tips for getting your colleagues' attention.
"Do you want to make social collaboration part of your workplace?
"Working with the top executives at a company I’ll call Titan (which designs and makes transit concrete mixers), I noticed that they were flat-out busy doing everything except thinking about strategy.
"Imagine an organization that is completely digitally connected.
"Games and activities, graphics, and polling are just a few ways to keep your learners active in the learning process when using online collaboration.
James Clear explains the topic with an example from Mozambique.
"This is the second in a two-part Business English Pod series on motivating your team.
"In this lesson, we’ll look at some ways to motivate your team.