Category Archive: teamwork

Plan the Work, and then Work the Plan! Two cartoons


Yep. Most organizations do not seem to get things very aligned. But the reality is that things can actually work out just fine. Remember to celebrate the success!

Mud, Alligators, Sharks and Leadership – Impacts on Motivation


On issues of progress and improvement, as viewed from being up to your axles in mud and dealing with alligators. One from our Lost Dutchman framework of how to improve teamwork and the… Continue reading

Activity is not Action.


Looking busy and keeping active simply prevents you from looking around to see obvious performance improvement possibilities. The Round Wheels are already IN the wagon. Consider this as you step back from the… Continue reading

My Team and the issue of Collaboration


Interdepartmental Collaboration is a recognized oxymoron – two words that do not go together. Often, it is simply our policies and procedures and attitudes towards others that generate the result. Consider possibilities…  … Continue reading

Great Walls in Communications and Teamwork


In China, there is a Great Wall. There are also Great Walls in most organizations, each with its own wagon trains. Is Interdepartmental Collaboration an oxymoron?There are lots of ways to improve communications.… Continue reading