Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 8: Organization and Teamwork
"Trust and cooperation are not standard in our organizations and yet we know they should be.
"Wanna stand out as a particularly collaborative colleague?
"Learn to spot these subtle signs to avoid the heartaches and headaches of sudden employee exits.
"The need for respect is intertwined with many basic human needs, but doesn’t receive…well, the respect that it deserves when it comes to workplace performance.
"We looked at job postings around the country at companies big and small to find the zestiest job titles.
"They all have pros and cons.
"Actually, it’s not just managers that don’t listen – it’s also employees, husbands, wives, kids, students, teachers, and just about human being with two ears.
"Want to make sure everyone knows the critical role your team or group plays?
"Most of us begin our careers working through the ranks of people executing tasks -- early success comes from correctly completing work while focusing on quality, time and budget.
Karin Hurt (photo, left) reports both the problems and the solutions.
"Your teams assume they're talking about the same thing--until they realize they're not.
"Employee emails contain valuable insights into company morale—and might even serve as an early-warning system for uncovering malfeasance.
"This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.
"Though business communication may not always be perfectly executed, the "What happened?
Authors Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning (photo, left) take on the idea of overconfidence by beginners.
Steve Blank (photo, left) discusses his No Excuses Culture.
"Have you ever wanted to reinvent yourself and start all over?
"It's tempting to think that in order to be a valuable team player, you should say “yes” to every request and task that is asked of you.
Dan McCarthy gives his take on the topic at GreatLeadershipByDan.
"With the complexity of our changing world, the speed with which decisions are made, and the overwhelming choices available, today’s leader needs to fully understand the invisible forces that shape conversation and build relationships: Intention and alignment.
"So, in those moments when you feel like you need to do some deep breathing exercises in the the privacy of a bathroom stall to avoid screaming at your deskmate, remind yourself of these three benefits and then leave that bathroom with a brand new attitude.
"The quality of a business's internal communication often says a lot about the company itself.