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6 Secrets to Team Productivity

6 Secrets to Team Productivity | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it

Teams are great for accomplishing projects or complex operations / tasks. High performing teams can get more done more quickly than any one person. However, keeping teams on task and on track can be a real challenge. Even great teams can get distracted or pulled in the wrong direction.

So how do you keep your team’s productivity up?


Here are 6 secrets to team productivity:


Have fun. When people enjoy what they do and the people they are doing it with productivity will increase. Find small ways to break tension and stress by having some fun. Laugh at yourself in a team meeting, take a lunch break together that is different than normal (go out or bring in picnic foods, whatever works), create funny rewards for participation or ideas, or something else that will bring humor to the team without poking fun at anyone else. A couple of minute laugh break can get a meeting or work session back on track faster than pushing through it.


Allow personal space. Working closely together can become suffocating at times. Create a way for people to step away and work independently for a while. Unwinding and working alone can make coming back together to share results and progress more rewarding. People need quiet time.


Keep updates short. While reviewing individual updates, limit the time people can spend sharing their reports. Making sure this portion moves fast helps build a sense of momentum and eliminates boredom while others drag on. Use a template if needed, drive the discussion of tasks and hold people to the agenda.


Avoid the blame game. Things will go wrong at times, instead of looking for people to blame focus on moving forward. If people are worried about getting in trouble for an error they are not working on needed tasks or assignments. Make it okay to make mistakes as long as people own their actions and bring solutions with them. Always be looking towards the finish line.


Pick 3 things. Too often departments or teams have too many goals to focus on at any one time. Pick the top 3 or 5 things you need to do this week/month. Get these in the spot light and work towards them. When they are done move on to the next items. As the leader you need to set priorities for your team and help them know what is critical right now. Limit the number of critical items so they can be accomplished.


Believe. If you believe your team can reach or exceed their goals and you communicate that often they will believe it. Holding people accountable is important but holding people capable is empowering. Show them that you trust them to get it done and they will surprise you with their results.


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Warren Buffet Lives by this Rule....

Achieve Success by Following This 1 Personal Rule He Lives By...

"And unless your life resembles an HBO drama, by "wrong kinds of people," I don't mean gangsters, hitmen, or drug dealers. I simply mean folks who put less stock in values"......

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8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Want to have better conversations? It's time to break up with these pesky bad habits.
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Americans take to hiding cash as trust in government and banks deteriorate

Americans take to hiding cash as trust in government and banks deteriorate | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Americans take to hiding cash as trust in government and banks deteriorate
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Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine

Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
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12 Questions To Ask Your Future Employer

12 Questions To Ask Your Future Employer | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Ever start a new job and realize it wasn't everything you were promised? Avoid the post-hire let down by asking the right questions during the interview.
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126 ideas advance in first Knight Cities Challenge

126 ideas advance in first Knight Cities Challenge | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight ...

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From over 7,000 proposals on how to improve their communities, the Knight Foundation has selected 126 finalists from 26 cities. Grant recipients of the $5 million that Knight has allocated to this initiative will be announced April 1, 2015.

 

The issues that finalists proposals aim to address include: 

- Bring public life back to public spaces (24%)

- Supporting a changing urban economy (20%)

- Promoting a robust civic life (17%)

- Building connections between diverse communities (11%)

- Changing the stories communities tell about themselves (11%)

- Reimagining civic assets, such as libraries, parks, trails and school grounds (10%)

- Retaining talent (7%)

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Snapchat Plans a Global View of New Year’s Festivities

Snapchat Plans a Global View of New Year’s Festivities | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
A team of curators for the app, whose messages are meant to disappear, will stitch together photos and videos from users at celebrations in cities around the world to create a documentarylike presentation.
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Top 10 sustainability campaigns of 2014

Top 10 sustainability campaigns of 2014 | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Pressuring Lego to part ways with Shell, putting a stop to the gendered marketing of toys and fighting for the survival of bees: these are the 10 campaigns that have taken 2014 by storm
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61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business

61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
A complete list of social media tools for small business that are easy, useful, and affordable (or free!).

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John Norman's curator insight, January 1, 2015 3:31 PM

There are so many tools available you can spend/waste a lot of time trying to get to grips with them. Not all are automated which is a disadvantage. In 2015 the answer has arrived MarketHive is the one stop shop for ALL your marketing tools. Created by skilled marketers with more than 20 years of Internet Marketing . The first social neural network created while other just talk about it. This one is about beeing proactive and working as a team and thriving together.

Check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MarketHive.

Opportunities exist to join as an Alpha Founder Member and receive a residual income plus all your marketing requirements covered for life.

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This will save you a lot of time researching best tools for your social accounts.

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, June 30, 2015 1:26 AM

Wonderful list of tools for small business. 

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Starboard Value’s Jeff Smith: The investor CEOs fear most

Starboard Value’s Jeff Smith: The investor CEOs fear most | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Activist hedge fund manager Jeff Smith of Starboard Value recently seized control of Darden Restaurants with less than 10% of the stock and a lot of chutzpah. Now he's gunning for Yahoo and AOL.
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Your Journey Begins | MyLyconet.com

Your Journey Begins | MyLyconet.com | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it

 Your Journey Begins today.

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Shop, Save and Earn  on Everything you purchase.  Crate your own loyalty rewards program.  You win. our customers win. The community wins. It's free to join, just like an other loyalty rewards program.  Check it out.

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Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain

"What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship," says bestselling author Seth Godin, arguing that we must quiet our fearful "lizard brains" to avoid sabotaging projects just before we finally finish them.


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What is The Essence of Building Trust

What is The Essence of Building Trust | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Being able to build trust is regarded as a crucial element of successful leadership. Especially in today’s globalized business world with its high rate of change and its cross-cultural challenges.


What is trustworthiness?’ How can we define it?


3 ingredients Onora O’Neill uses to define trustworthiness: 


1)   Reliability


Do what you say you would do. Stick to agreements. Show your commitment by your actions.


2)   Competence


Be competent in the matters at stake. Know your strengths and weaknesses, and be open about it. Don’t overestimate your competence.


3)   Honesty


Tell the truth. Don’t lie. Distinguish fact from perception.


These three ingredients provide a powerful checklist for leaders and their teams. It can facilitate an open discussion with each other about the perceived level of trustworthiness and its effect on mutual trust. And be careful: for leaders of cross-cultural teams it is important to be sensitive to the different ways these three elements can be perceived across cultures


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Richard Branson shares the first question he asks every entrepreneur who comes to him for advice

Richard Branson shares the first question he asks every entrepreneur who comes to him for advice | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, says all entrepreneurs need to start by asking themselves a simple question.
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Become a Loyalty Merchant

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The best loyalty program on the planet.   Join today.

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Don't Believe in Medical Choice?

Don't Believe in Medical Choice? | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Don't Believe in Medical Choice?
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Kate Middleton & Prince William Rumored to Be Fighting Over Pregnancy Plans | CafeMom

Kate Middleton & Prince William Rumored to Be Fighting Over Pregnancy Plans | CafeMom | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
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Meet your new driveway-clearing masters: Robot snowplows

Meet your new driveway-clearing masters: Robot snowplows | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
They won’t arrive in time for this week’s “historic snowstorm Juno,” but a spate of prototype autonomous snow-clearing devices (aka snow-shoveling robots) might spell relief for future events. Eight college design teams are in St. Paul, Minnesota with devices they designed to navigate and clear two snow fields in a set amount of time. Entries in the Fifth ION Annual…
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New Year's Resolution: Update Your Exit Strategy

New Year's Resolution: Update Your Exit Strategy | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Even if your 2015 plans don't include the sale of your business, take some time to review your exit strategy on an annual basis.
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Is "Corporate Talent Management" Dead? What's Next? - Pulse

Is "Corporate Talent Management" Dead? What's Next? - Pulse | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
The Epic Shift: Away from "Talent" and now focus on "People." Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments...
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Why We Need To Break The Student-Debt Stranglehold On Young Entrepreneurs - Forbes

Why We Need To Break The Student-Debt Stranglehold On Young Entrepreneurs - Forbes | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
Student debt could be derailing future Mark Zuckerbergs from growing their businesses, based on recent research from the U.S. Small Business Adminstration's Office of Advocacy.
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Walgreens to offer affordable and needle-free blood tests in more stores (updated)

Walgreens to offer affordable and needle-free blood tests in more stores (updated) | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
You might still think of Walgreens as a corner drugstore chain, but the company aims to be much more than that. In its quest to become a "healthcare lea
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Tony Schwartz: To Solve Big Problems, Change Your Process

Tony Schwartz: To Solve Big Problems, Change Your Process | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
To get our best ideas, we need to understand what a successful creative process looks like. Step 1: Mark some time to think aside.
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Report: Nearly $16 billion in m:commerce lost over 2013 holidays - Mobile Marketing - BizReport

The 2013 holiday season has been written down as a success for most etailers and brands. According to comScore the total online spend surpassed $46 billion; the National Retail Federation lists the overall spend at just over $601 billion.
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A Large New ObamaCare Tax on Small Business Takes Effect Jan. 1

A Large New ObamaCare Tax on Small Business Takes Effect Jan. 1 | Entreprenuerial Success | Scoop.it
The latest ObamaCare levy takes effect Jan. 1, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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