Electronic Newsletter Issue 2009-03
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A 2006 survey conducted by the Ken Blanchard Companies showed over half responded that they spend up to 30% of their day in a team and 34% said they spend half their time working in a team. However, 42% indicated they received little or no training on how to effectively start a team.
In these times of recession and cut backs, team-building may be more important than ever. Learning how to work on a team and do several different roles are necessary skills many organizations will need their employees to possess. Below are links to 8 articles that may be helpful for team development at this time.
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This section is most often used for team activities or meeting icebreakers. But in these times of cost-cutting, we have to wonder if anyone was truly interested in this feature anymore. A resounding YES was sent to Shirley when she looked at what pages get the most views on her website at www.ShirleyFineLee.com. After adding the new statistical feature that tells her what pages on the web site are viewed the most and what keywords are used the most to find the site. She found the results for her most viewed page so far in 2009 was Free Team Building Activities. The top search terms included one of more of these words: team, activities, or icebreakers. Which explains why that page was number 1 in views for the last 2 months. If you are interested in these search terms as well, you may go directly to that web page with this URL http://www.shirleyfinelee.com/FreeTeam.htm.
Besides her home page, the next most popular page contained free forms for team-building and meeting evaluations, plus how to get other forms. The URL for that page is http://www.shirleyfinelee.com/FreeForms.htm.
Often when Shirley is training people in meeting management techniques or facilitating a team meeting, she occasionally gets asked for recommendations on computer tools that can be used to make meeting management easier or more efficient. As both a reactive and proactive response to her customers, she plans to test a few internet tools that are free or inexpensive. The she will share her results on the business productivity blog at http://2bproductive.blogspot.com.
Below is a direct link to the first post on the tools already tested.
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie
Are Gaining Popularity in Current Business Economy !
Many companies are looking for ways to reduce travel and training costs. One such way has been to offer learning seminars over the phone or internet. These seminars feature guest speakers or authors talking about valuable business topics and answering questions.
If you are interested in having the Meeting Wizard speak at a tele-seminar or webinar for your company, please call 214-457-5736.
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