teams

How to ‘Take One for the Team’

How many you ask? It’s over one billion. When you put the word ’team’ into a Google search box, you’re presented with over one billion results. I ventured over to Bing and repeated the exercise. Over 600 million results this time. I’ve no idea why there is a gap of 400 million search terms between…

Which Type of Stonemason Are You?

Here’s an old story about three different stonemasons from a bygone era. We’ll call them Mario, Paladino and Antonio. They each are working on the construction of a new building. Technically they’re on the same team, but it’s their attitudes that I’m interested in. When we ask Mario what he’s working on, he frowns and…

The First Step To Improving Employee Engagement Is To Connect With Your Team

I used to live at the corner of Robson Street and Howe Street in downtown Vancouver. It was a splendid rooftop, corner suite flat facing Northwest with a view overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery, itself a wonderful piece of architecture. Well, it was a splendid flat until we started having offspring — who now outnumber…

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy? In a nutshell, Holacracy is an organizational structure — initially devised by self-described “recovering CEO” Brian Robertson of HolacracyOne — that purports to do the following: Holacracy…

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