Thiagi's Tweets: Teamwork Techniques

Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, and management.

Here are some recent pieces of advice about teamwork that were re-tweeted frequently:

  1. Ask each team member about his or her strengths and preferences. Craft the member’s role based on this information.
  2. Ensure that team members provide frequent feedback to each other. Learn to give and to receive both positive and constructive feedback.
  3. Highly recommended norm for a team’s behavior: Involve every team member in every team activity or decision.
  4. In some situations, healthy competition among teams is good. In some situations, cross-team collaboration is better--even essential.
  5. Every team should have some of its members focusing on the team’s vision and goals.
  6. If all team members have the same values, assumptions, perceptions, and expertise, the team will not come up with breakthrough ideas