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Three Ways To Facilitate Creativity In Teams

One of the best qualities attributed to world-class leaders is their ability to lead their organizations with bold innovation and creative gravitas.  What you may not realize is that these leaders don’t always come up with all the great ideas, but they foster environments where creative ideas are encouraged and explored regularly.

A crucial element to an effective work environment is the openness to new ideas that have the possibility of improving the product, services, vendor relationships and even the organization itself. There are a variety of ways that you can do just that, but the following three ways will encourage creativity to flow through all areas of your organization:

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Building Strong Teams – Part 2

As you build your organization, you have probably thought about how to improve the performance of the current team that you work with.  Whether you have two employees or two hundred, this series aims to equip you with common sense but not necessarily common practice tools.  This week, I will be writing about the second step of building strong teams: how to keep your team at peak performance!

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Building Strong Teams – Part 1

As you build your organization, you have probably thought about how to improve the performance of the current team that you work with. Whether you have two employees or two hundred, this series aims to equip you with common sense but not necessarily common practice tools. This week, I will be writing about the first step of building strong teams: the hiring process!

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Motivating Your Team

I’ve been going through a book on my looming stack of “To Read” books and have really loved what Daniel Pink writes about in his book Drive: Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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Profitability and People

No doubt, profitability should always be the focus of any successful organization. As we approach the halfway mark of the year, you are probably firmly aware of how much profit your business has already made and how well it is projected to do this year. Perhaps you work in a not-for-profit environment and your concern is increasing value to your clients instead of profitability.

At the end of the day, no matter what goals you set, you must never neglect to consider the importance of growing the human capital of your organization.  These critical levers to business success stay largely the same regardless of the industry that you work in.

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