5 Tips To Build Your Team’s Productivity

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to managing a team, whether in a corporate setting or as part of your business, productivity is one of the most important parameters of success. Building your team’s productivity should be a priority for you as a manager, mainly because when productivity goes up, it implies that your business is functioning at optimal efficiency. Ownership is all about allowing your team members to take their decisions and be accountable for the same.

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Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted. I like this article for a number of reasons but most importantly, it really gets to the heart of what it means to a top-level Executive Assistant.

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Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next! Core Competencies Dealing with coworkers Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Team Player Virtual Assistant

2019 125

Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It’s not an easy role. If […]. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 148

8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Team members should be completely comfortable working with each other in order to give the best to whatever they do. Generally, we would see a team to be comprised of team members and a team leader. The onus of success lies on the team, […]. You just finished reading 8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader !

2020 109

Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings. I know that most of you are aware that some meetings are not the best use of time, but did you know something like $37 billion a year is lost to unnecessary team meetings?! Simple ground rules for team meetings.

2017 159

Let’s talk team bonding

Practically Perfect PA

A bonded team is a happy team, and happy teams are engaged, motivated and ready to do their best work. Team Bonding is just one part of Employee Engagement. When a team is aligned, energized and working together towards a common goal, nothing can stop them! The Green Hat People know that many assistants are asked to organise team bonding activities and are here to help work with you to create those memorable experiences.

2016 128

5 Important Features of a Team Collaboration Software

Small Business CEO

Team Collaboration software is the ultimate source to boost your team’s productivity while the members work from home and connect virtually. There are some key features that make a team collaboration software effective and impactful.

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

Even so, team building is a foundational activity that keeps your team, and business, running smoothly; it can be done successfully even if you and your team are never physically in the same room. Create the opportunity to stay current with your team and build a real team “feel” with regular team meetings. ” That simple change of language makes it clear that you want your team to feel ownership in the company. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 122

10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Practically Perfect PA

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world.

2018 158

6 Clear Steps to Resolving Team Problems

Office Dynamics

No team exists without some problems. It is important to the team relationship not to let problems tear down the team and reduce the team’s effectiveness. Some ways to resolving team problems are: Have clear team goals. ” What are your favorite methods to resolving team problems? Whether it’s with a large team or a partnership you have one-on-one with your executive – we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

2015 169

Inspire Your Team, and Everybody Wins

Step It Up VA Coaching

As a Virtual Assistant, it’s likely you have team members that help you in supporting your clients. . And, for many of you, you may also have a team to support YOUR OWN business! What does your team mean to your business? If your business is running optimally, your team is likely RUNNING your business! Having a team has allowed your business to expand, offer a wide variety of services, take on more clients, and bring in more income. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 157

Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

Practically Perfect PA

It is becoming more and more common for Assistants to manage staff and lead teams on projects. Many Executive Assistants manage teams of other Assistants and Administrators, and we all know it can be tough keeping Assistant’s careers on track and keeping them motivated. Here are our tips on how you can keep your team […].

2019 104

Go TEAM!

Step It Up VA Coaching

But, if you want to grow, it becomes an absolute necessity to build a team – and if you want to really succeed (and continue to enjoy being a business owner), you can’t afford NOT to. Wondering whether you really need a team? Having a TEAM will allow you to: Take time for what’s most important. Having a team in place will free up time for you, the business owner, to be with your family, attend seminars, meet with clients, and grow your business.

2011 109

Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team. Unlike other members of staff working with the Executive team brings a whole host of rules and a particular style of working. Having a good working relationship with the Executive team is mostly down to common sense but for assistants it is a relationship that needs to be nurtured and taken seriously.

2014 178

The ultimate guide to board and Executive team management

Practically Perfect PA

Organising and arranging meetings for boards and executive teams can be a long-drawn-out process that requires a lot of patience and managing a lot of moving parts. I would also like to draw your attention to the following guides, which will also help you manage meetings. The ultimate guide to effective minute-taking I’ve worked [.].

2020 104

Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

This is podcast 99 and it’s about a productivity tool I call the virtual team. You assemble a virtual team with people in your life to help you be accountable. But I also benefit from my virtual team. So, what’s a virtual team? Those are the times to schedule a virtual team member call. The interesting thing is that your team members don’t have to know they’re on your team. Then start assembling your team.

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8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

Team members should be completely comfortable while working with each others in order to give their best professional touch to whatever they do. A team is normally comprised of a number of team members and a team leader. While the onus for success lies on the shoulders of the entire team, the team leader plays a critical role in achieving success. Being an effective team leader requires basic leadership skills. Image via Wikipedia.

2012 160

Quiz: Are You a Team Player?

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: Everyone wants to be a team player. Some people are so consumed with their own work; they forget to support their team—or they flat out don’t care. It isn’t always easy to be a part of a team. After all, if you don’t help your team, they won’t help you. So, are you really a team player? I always offer my opinion but I am willing to compromise for the good of the team. I feel that team goals are just as important as my individual goals.

2012 178

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Yet sometimes one of the overlooked benefits is to give empowerment to your team, allowing them to find the information needed to be able to make decisions. As the CEO, your time is extremely valuable, and interruptions or distractions, for answering team questions or to give the ‘nod’ on something isn’t the best use of your time. This will hold all information about your company including information about your clients, team members, and vendors.

2015 109

Leadership Communication for Effective Teams

Ian's Messy Desk

Effective teamwork is critical for organizational success, and the key to effective teams is effective communication. Think about teams you have participated in. Compare the communication in the high performing teams to those teams that didn’t work well? Poor leadership communications can cripple even the most skilled teams; poor communication has a negative impact on trust, productivity, and morale. Your team sees you from a different position.

2011 126

Quote of the Week: Teams

The Small Business Blog

The topic of the quote this week is “TeamsTeam-building exercises are now an important part of many management strategies and in fact a lot of organisations place so much value in them that they allocate nearly as much (or more!) time and money on team-building as they spend on training. “One man can be… Read the full article here: Quote of the Week: Teams on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes team building teamwor

2013 155

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. Firstly, you have to know exactly why your team needs building – getting objectives for any event can be really difficult. So, how can you go about organising the best team building event ever? Ask your team what they want to do.

2017 122

A team away day with a difference

Practically Perfect PA

Many of us are often asked to find venues for team days or to organise corporate events. So, if you are planning a team day, looking for a venue for a private function or corporate event, then why not consider hiring one of the schools? At Finchley you can enjoy a range of courses for a great team day out. This would make an ideal venue for a team away day or a bespoke evening entertaining corporate clients.

2016 104

7 Ways to Move Your Team Remote

Small Business CEO

If you’re lucky, you’ve enabled your team to work remotely–but if not, it’s never too late to start. There are many advantages to moving your team remote. Here are a few concrete ways to take that remote team leap for your business: 1. Make sure each team member knows what is expected of them, not just in terms of definite tasks and deliverables, but also conduct and communication expectations.… Management remote team

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5 Ways to Build A Culture Trust In A Large Remote Team

Dumb Little Man

This shift from working in physical offices to working remotely increases the need for companies to raise trust levels among their work teams. Having a genuine trust-based connection is especially important for large teams working remotely. But how do you start building trust and collaboration in a virtual team? Leading by example will signal your team to do as you do. There, everyone could share meals and do team building activities.

2020 145

Why (And How) Team Communication Leads to Improved Customer Experience

Small Business CEO

The easiest way to improve your customer experience is to focus on your team communication—both in how employees interact with your customers, but also in how they communicate with themselves and between departments.… … The post Why (And How) Team Communication Leads to Improved Customer Experience appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Management Marketing customer experience team communication

2020 79

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Yet sometimes one of the overlooked benefits is to give empowerment to your team, allowing them to find the information needed to be able to make decisions. As the CEO, your time is extremely valuable, and interruptions or distractions, for answering team questions or to give the ‘nod’ on something isn’t the best use of your time. This will hold all information about your company including information about your clients, team members, and vendors.

2011 133

DOs and DON’Ts for Building a Great Team

Step It Up VA Coaching

When it comes to building your Virtual Assistant business, hiring a great team makes all the difference. Here are some of the top tips for working with virtual team members. What to DO to create an amazing team: * Express gratitude easily and often. Plus, team members may not have the opportunity for direct feedback from your client. Above all, let your team know they’re appreciated. Charge clients enough to be able to bring great people onto your team.

2012 122

The Four Phases of Constructing a Successful Team and How Team Building Activities Can Help

The Small Business Blog

A happy and productive team can deliver great success for a business, whilst a dysfunctional team often results in failing projects and poor company performance. The successful construction of a team is essential to avoid the common pitfalls which can cause a team to be ineffective. Business Advice relationships team building team members teamwork

2013 151

7 Ways to Move Your Team Remote

Small Business CEO

If you’re lucky, you’ve enabled your team to work remotely–but if not, it’s never too late to start. There are many advantages to moving your team remote. Here are a few concrete ways to take that remote team leap for your business: #1 – Communicate clear goals and expectations. Make sure each team member knows what is expected of them, not just in terms of definite tasks and deliverables, but also conduct and communication expectations.…

2020 48

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. Firstly, you have to know exactly why your team needs building – getting objectives for any event can be really difficult. So, how can you go about organising the best team building event ever? Ask your team what they want to do.

2017 100

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Team Needs Collaboration Now

Dumb Little Man

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about using collaboration as a marketing tool, including: How content collaboration can boost your marketing team’s productivity. Why now is the perfect time to make your marketing team and strategies more collaborative. With that, here are the three reasons why you need to consider collaborative marketing: Content collaboration will make your marketing team’s productivity soar.

2018 166

Team Management 2.0 – Now That You Have Them What Do You Do?

Step It Up VA Coaching

I’ve talked many times about what it takes to create a strong team for your business. But building a great team isn’t simply a matter of bringing the right people together. Here are the steps I take to ensure that I have the right team in place for my business. Touch base with each team member on a very regular basis. Unless there have been some really big advancements in mind reading, your team can’t do it; they can’t read your mind.

2014 100

Assistants Have Space on the Dream Team

Office Dynamics

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team; Where does the assistant fit? Holly assisted on conducting research about the Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team. They are also eager to please and make great team members, putting the needs of the business and their colleagues ahead of their own. The post Assistants Have Space on the Dream Team appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2014 151

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

There is an entire team that works hard to coordinate this conference and they have shared their answers to a few candid questions and provided a glimpse behind the scenes! Meet the entire Office Dynamics International Team –. I then put a rough design together and run it by the team to get their thoughts and feedback. The post An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2018 123

Top 5 Tips for Adding Team Members

The Small Business Blog

Recruiting someone to fill a role in your business can be difficult, so here are our Top 5… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Adding Team Members on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips hiring team building top 5 tips Last week in my Top 5 Tips column we talked about becoming a better boss. This week I want to discuss some ideas for how to choose the right people to fill the roles in your business.

2013 149

5 Steps to Creating a More Productive Sales Team

Dumb Little Man

The productivity of your sales team has a rather significant impact on the performance of your business. Since a sales team effects a business’s profit so directly, maximizing their efficiency should be at the top of any business owner’s or manager’s list. Invest in Your Team You can’t expect to launch someone into a sales team and for them to immediately start getting great results, everyone needs a little bit of training.

2016 145

Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team

Office Dynamics

We have received numerous requests from assistants for permission to view our recorded or live webinars with their administrative peers or team. This seems to be a hot trend, learning as a team. Here’s some advice on how you can make training for your administrative team fun. 6 Tips To Make Learning Fun & Ensure Your Team Will Remember What They Learned. You and your administrative team can productively attend webinars and online courses: .

What Managers Should Know About Motivating Their Team

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to motivate your team ? Motivated employees will also be good team players and good teamwork is essential for any successful business. Here are some tips on how to motivate your team: Identify Strengths. Don’t shy away from highlighting weaknesses in individuals or in the team as a whole because acknowledging these weaknesses is the first step to rectifying them. It is critical that your team members understand what is expected of them.

2016 152

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

This is where the word “team” comes into play. I learned long ago that I could not do it all by myself, that I couldn’t possibly know it all or have enough time or talent to do everything that was requested of me – BUT I did know what I needed to accomplish and who the experts were that could help me get it done and those people became my unofficial “team” of sorts. Here are some of the areas of expertise to consider when putting together your team.

2019 173

How To Optimise Team Size In Uncertain Environments

BioTeams

In enterprise contexts, this means that that teams and organisations need to nurture their ability to handle dynamic and complex changes stemming from the external environment and have enough structured capacity to react with collective resources in the face of these stimuli so as to not fail and become a 'un-viable system'. Team Leadership Development

2019 63

Recharge Your Team with a Day Out of the Office

The Small Business Blog

However, despite the best efforts of management to motivate their office, sometimes it is a day out of the office that can work wonders for a team’s motivation and performance.… … Read the full article here: Recharge Your Team with a Day Out of the Office on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Advice team building team members teamwork

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