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Six simple shifts to tackle the bad kind of conflict on your team

 

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LEADS Domains: Lead Self, Engage Others

The reason so many teams avoid good conflict around ideas is because of their experiences with the bad kind of conflict. It’s insidious, it’s damaging, yet often we ignore it hoping it will go away.

What do you do when you’re in conflict like this with someone at work? Or, when two of your staff or teammates have this kind of interpersonal conflict? This article offers suggestions to help.

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Nurse Engagement Key to Reducing Medical Errors

 

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LEADS Domains: Engage Others, Achieve Results

Nurses have been identified as a key connecting point through which systems, patients, and physicians work together to identify and prevent potential medical errors. They represent the key "people factor" in controlling healthcare quality. The commitment and emotional involvement of the nurses on staff are even more important than their numbers. This article highlights Gallup’s research findings that the level of engagement of the nursing staff should be the first priority to ensure the provision of quality health care.

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How to Foster More Teamwork in Your Office

 

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We accomplish more when we work together, uniting to form a team that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. This begs the question: How can you foster a spirit of teamwork in your workplace? This article offers six practical suggestions to build true team cohesion.

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5 Ways The Workplace Needs To Change To Get The Most Out Of Generation Z

 

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Now is the time for organizations to begin thinking about Generation Z, those born in the mid-'90s to early ‘00s. Generation Z currently makes up a quarter of the U.S. population, and more than 20 million of them about to enter the workforce, all fueled by their own motivations and needs. Get ready: This newest generation thinks about work differently than any before.

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Building Trust Inside Your Team

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In order for a team to truly be effective, there must be trust within the team to feel safe and function as a cohesive unit. A team based on trust can collaborate, challenge, innovate and solve problems creatively. This article offers six strategies to build trust among team members.

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Management by Wandering Around

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By using the MBWA (Management by Wandering Around) practice, you increase Approachability, Trust, Business Knowledge, Accountability, Morale and Productivity within the organization. Try the "wandering around" tips in this article to stay connected with the happenings of the organization and the employees

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Three Good Reasons CEOs Should Give Everyone Else the Credit

 

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Recommendations include share the spotlight, give others credit, and recognize the team; validate employees’ contributions to the organization, provide positive feedback, and recognize accomplishments; and encourage each employee to pay it forward, assist others in need, and give back to the community.

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Team Building Exercise: Shared Problem Solving

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This activity allows people to help each other anonymously. Sometimes we may feel stuck or wonder what we could do to improve our behaviour or skills. We may however not feel comfortable to directly ask others about them. This exercise allows team members to ask for and receive suggestions to their concerns without fear of being wrong or obvious.

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Team Building: Don’t Spill the Water

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This is a popular team building exercise where teams of participants need to move a glass of water from one location to another without touching the class or spilling the water. The exercise is ideal for teamwork, leadership and resource management. The competitive atmosphere leads to rapid decision making, activity coordination, and novel ways to compromise and get the task done.

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Team-Specific Motivation: Discovering Your Team's Biggest Motivators

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Determine what motivates your team by doing the "Team-Specific Motivation" exercise. Once you have determined the motivators, find ways to motivate your team by using the common motivators and the suggestions listed in this article.

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Team Building Exercise: What Makes a Team Succeed or Fail

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This exercise helps team members examine their teamwork and what makes it succeed or fail. It is powerful because rather than telling a team how they should behave you can ask them to evaluate their own success. Since they come up with the qualities themselves, they are more likely to be aware of these qualities and remember them in the future, which in turn will increase the chances of success for their teams.

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Team Learning Plan

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While each employee can benefit from their own professional development or learning plan, as a manager you can develop your team as a group. By offering common development experiences to your team they are well positioned to reinforce the learning with each other and have a common understanding of how certain skills can be used. This template helps managers set a learning goal for their team and create an action plan to achieve that goal.

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