February 4, 2015

Sometimes Superstars Don’t Make a Super Team

A-players are coveted employees for every organization. While they tend to have exceedingly impressive records, (i.e., employment history, successful projects, high-level training program participation) individual performance is not necessarily an indication of team success. These organizational superstars are statistically smarter and more productive, giving companies the edge they need to be competitive in their respective industry marketplace. If superstars are so wonderful, then why don’t superstars make a super team?

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Team Collaboration, Teamwork

August 19, 2014

7 Workplace Collaboration Statistics That Will Have You Knocking Down Cubicles

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Teamwork in the workplace can stimulate creativity, engagement and innovation, yet it remains one of those commonly under-utilized tools. Many of us are guilty of staying in our little nooks of expertise, comfy in our silos and never seeking out true collaboration. It’s easy to put your blinders on and get the job done, but that’s not what drives success, or growth, both individually and organizationally.

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Team Collaboration, Collaboration Solution, Collaboration, Collaboration Tools

July 28, 2014

The Element That's Stopping You From Attaining Goals

 

As much as I’d like to start out with a cliché on teams, I will just go ahead and establish that the team dynamic in any workspace is a big factor in attaining organizational goals. Sometimes these teams come together seamlessly to create great in-office chemistry, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Very often, leadership will need to thoughtfully guide team collaboration to optimally meet goals.

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Goal Alignment, Goals, Setting Goals, Team Collaboration, Collaboration, Social Collaboration, Social Outreach

July 15, 2014

It's All About the Chemistry of Your Workforce

As leaders create and build teams, they might find that some teams have better chemistry than others. There is something about certain groups of people collaborating that just clicks. We have always thought of the idea of chemistry between people as some sort of serendipitous event that can’t be purposefully created or duplicated. But what if it can be?

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Team Collaboration, Collaboration, Transparency, Workplace Communication, Organizational Transparency

March 18, 2014

How Employee Misalignment is like Pushing a Car Uphill in the Wrong Direction

We talk a lot about goal alignment in the ClearCompany office. If you’ve ever been on a team working hard toward a commonly understood goal, you’ve experienced first-hand the electric energy of a unified team. As a manager, my job is to keep the team united so their energy is pointed in the right direction. But what happens when you have a team working toward the wrong goal? Keep Reading

Goal Alignment, Employee Engagement, Goals, Team Collaboration, Collaboration Solution, Collaboration, Productivity, Strategic Alignment, Collaboration Tools, Teamwork

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