A structured format for teamwork is one of the best ways to get things done and make progress. By using a structured format, we can ensure that all ideas are given equal weight. This can help avoid the problems of groupthink and make sure we look at a lot of different points of view. For teams to work well together, they need to be able to make good decisions. As a facilitator, I’ve learned that it’s important to make sure everyone feels safe and supported. A facilitator can help a team make better decisions and take consistent, daily steps toward reaching its goals.
Have you ever been in a meeting where the point of the idea was to share group ideas and then the two most outspoken members took over pitching their ideas and it just spiraled out of control? There are a few reasons why this might happen. I share my thoughts a discuss two methods to keeping the meeting on track and the ideas flowing.
How can you assess if your team has any skill gaps before diving into a new project? How can you decide if you need to hire a new person to bridge a gap in your team’s skills? Use these 5 methods to help assess your team.
How do I know who my customers are and what their needs are? This question has plagued me for the better part of 2 years. I’ve found a tip that uses a free tool to help you start narrowing down who needs your help and what companies they work for. If you read through Glassdoor reviews, you’ll see a pattern of pain points and gaps that you can help fix. This information will also help you craft a more specific question to determine if you’re a good fit for the client when you get that first follow-up call.
In this video, I talk about two major problems that keep team meetings from being effective and show you a few secrets on how to deal with them.
Supporting sustainable efforts in your company and turning it into a story your customers can be a part of will make loyal customers. Start by looking at what you throw away. I give two examples that cover coffee and grain waste and three ideas than can help turn them into profit for your company.
Curbside pickup is here to stay, now is time to elevate curbside customer service. Here are a few ideas you can improve in 2 minutes.
Have no original ideas? That’s okay, few people do. But you can take others ideas and craft them to fit your problem. Here are my top three tools and strategies to help you capture and craft ideas.
Is your company prepared for the next crisis? Scenario planning will help you craft possible responses to finical crisis so your business is prepared. Let’s see what we can take from this resource intensive process and apply it to smaller businesses.
How to quickly and quietly generate solutions to your pressing business problems and build team confidence.