Teamwork

active listening

Active listening - Improve your communication skills!

During a meeting people are constantly communicating via both words and visuals cues. However, sending messages is not the only part of the communication process. Receiving (listening) is just as…


self-organizing teams

Building a self-organizing team

In Scrum, development teams are guided to be self-organized. The concept of self-organization is very important in Scrum and Agile philosophies. The Scrum framework prescribes that teams should be…


giving feedback

How to give and receive constructive feedback

Feedback is an essential part of a healthy company and also one of its largest challenges. Some people don’t like giving feedback, some don’t like receiving it, and not a lot of people know what…


engaging meetings

8 tips for engaging meetings and energized attendees

One big problem in meetings is that attendees are not engaged and don’t deliver any useful input. Meetings can be strenuous at times and it’s hard to keep your team engaged. Every business has a…


group decision making

4 great group decision making methods

People generally hold meetings to come to a decision. However, group decision making is not very easy. Things like incomplete information and narrow perspectives can make your group decision making a…


meeting facilitator

What makes a good Meeting Facilitator? Skills & Responsibilities.

By definition, facilitating means “to make easier or less difficult; help forward.” Every meeting usually needs a meeting facilitator, someone to help participants stay involved, to lead discussions,…


meeting personalities

How to handle different personalities in your meeting

Keeping a meeting on track can be difficult when you’re dealing with different personalities. When different personalities come together to discuss or decide, they will disagree occasionally. It…


conference room names

How to pick inspiring Conference Room Names

Names are important. Names embody the identity of the person, place or object that carries them. So, even your conference room names can have a great impact on how your employees or clients see your…


executive assistant

8 useful expert tips for Executive Assistants

Executive assistants play a very important role in the smooth functioning of any business organization. They perform countless of different tasks that help the organization achieve larger goals. If…