team effectiveness

Creative project management: soft skills required!

By Véronique Mermaz Editor’s note: I met Véronique through Twitter and LinkedIn and have since had several face-to-face conversations with her.  As she says in her footnote, she is a native French speaker living in East Anglia, specialising in French marketing support.  I was struck when I met her by the richness of her experience …

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Team Development in Project Management

By Elisabeth Goodman It’s been an honour, whilst also slightly intimidating, to have a chapter included in this latest project management publication edited by Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott: the Gower Handbook of People in Project Management1. Project teams may want to get to “high performance” more rapidly than operational teams As I say in the …

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Preparing new managers to be effective coaches

Guest blog by Sean Conrad, Halogen Software Note from the Editor, Elisabeth Goodman Every now and then, people approach me (or I approach them) with a suggestion for a guest blog.  Anything that can bring insights for helping teams, or team leaders to work more effectively is potentially of interest.  What I like about this …

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Social Media – What’s the ROI? Notes from a @CambNetwork breakfast meeting

By Elisabeth Goodman Social Media: putting you and your business at the heart of your community Back in 2010 I wrote a blog about how Social Media could be used as a key tool for sharing knowledge and for business development, and effective ways to go about that. [Social Media: putting your and your business …

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Creating and finding those inspirational managers for our teams – a Cambridge Network event

People leave their managers not their companies “70% of people leave their managers or supervisors, not their company”.  These were some of the research findings shared with us this morning by Sue Gibson, Human Resources Consultant at DoubleG Assosiates LLP, in a Cambridge Network Breakfast meeting on retention and motivation of staff.  She also told …

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The needs of globally dispersed, innovative, teams

In our August 2012 RiverRhee Consulting newsletter, my Associates and I wrote about our insights on working in virtual teams, so it was with some interest that I read about “10 rules for managing global innovation” in the October issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR)1. After all, that’s what most ‘virtual’, ‘dispersed’ or ‘far flung’ …

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Failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) a personal case study culminating in an aborted transatlantic flight

I have just spent a very comfortable night in a Heathrow hotel, after a 5 hour round trip spent in the air somewhere between London and Boston.  Although eating airline food, watching a (not very good) movie, and having a doze mid-air might be one way to spend an afternoon in May, it would not …

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