High-performing teams experience accelerated results, while poor communications and rocky relationships can dampen productivity and sideline progress for once-strong individuals and groups.
This often happens when a team goes through change. New dynamics and different players can cause a significant loss of momentum.
Don't let it languish.
Great communication can be learned... and it will have have a tremendous positive impact on both quality of life and business results.
Individuals and teams can strengthen interpersonal skills through self-awareness, understanding and focusing on conversational styles.
To quickly move through "forming and norming" periods, team leaders should be clear about the current state, the need to progress, and goals. An outside consultant can help facilitate teams and coach individuals through awkward or tough stages.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A well-traveled guide in a diverse array of organizational cultures, Emily Porter has a distinct POV marked by large doses of realism, empathy and outright humor. She has lived and worked in DC, NYC, Boston, Richmond, VA, Minneapolis and now Portland, OR.