Weekly Roundup: 9 Workforce Collaboration Errors, 7 Group Resolution Methods, New Microsoft Groups Capabilities, Company Function Communication, Management Method in Occasions of Disaster

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current business situation today and how much has changed as a result COVID-19 and demands racial justice. I continue to use the weekly round-up as a place to share some of the best resources I see to help leaders and communicators overcome these challenges with their teams.

This week's roundup of this week's leadership and communication blogs:

  • 9 mistakes that sabotage collaboration and destroy trust
    By Karin Hurt and David Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders and @davidmdye), Let & # 39; s Grow Leaders

    Talking about these common problems can help you find a better way to make teamwork more effective, productive, and take everyone's performance to the next level.

    "You work hard and you want to win. So do your employees. They think, "We're all on the same team. Why does everything we do seem to sabotage collaboration?" Ironically, it's usually the well-meaning top performers who inadvertently sabotage the collaboration. With your focus on winning like this, you have a hard time remembering that the competition isn't with the man in the left zoom window, but with mediocrity… "

  • 7 strategies for better group decision making
    By Torben Emmerling and Duncan Rooders via Harvard Business Review (@HarvardBiz)

    Based on behavioral and decision science research and years of application experience, the authors identified 7 simple strategies for more effective group decision-making.

    "When you have a tough business problem to solve, chances are you bring it to a group. After all, more heads are better than one, right? Not necessarily. Larger pools of knowledge are by no means a guarantee of better results. Because of the excessive dependence on hierarchies, the instinct to prevent dissent, and the desire to maintain harmony, many groups get into groupthink … "

  • Microsoft Ignite 2020: Teams Get New Wellbeing Features To Help Relieve Stress
    By Tom Li (@ChirpsTom via @itworldca), IT World Canada

    Research shows that employees want to work from home. With this in mind, Microsoft announced new features for the team platform to help.

    "The most important tool from Microsoft for connecting a distributed workforce is the Teams communication platform. At Microsoft Ignite, the company announced a number of new team features to reduce the stress of being at home and improve collaboration regardless of location… "

  • The ups and downs of communication for corporate purposes
    By Sue Dewhurst and Liam FitzPatrick (@suedewhurst and @LiamFitz via @IC_Kollectif), IC Kollectif

    Because the state of the environment is constantly changing during these times of uncertainty, a flexible approach is required for optimal results.

    “In these unusual times, we need more flexible approaches to business strategy than ever. Strategy is generally seen as a roadmap that describes how to get from A to B. Usually created by the upper levels of an organization, “having a strategy” means that there is an agreed master plan that coordinates organizational efforts and the use of resources. The strategic plan contains a coherent set of guidelines that define how operational decisions and actions are to achieve the desired long-term results. This "cascading" planned strategy approach is updated regularly and is intuitively attractive for the sequence and control that it promises the organization managers … "

  • Find the "just right" approach to leadership in this era
    By Art Petty (@artpetty via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Art Petty explains that there is no one-size-fits-all leadership approach in times of crisis, but rather a mixed, adaptive model based on the strengths of at least three different leadership styles.

    "For hundreds of years, people known as alchemists searched in vain for the mythical Philosopher's Stone, a substance believed to have the properties necessary to convert basic medals to gold or to create the elixir of immortal life. Today's equal search is for a leadership style that is capable of turning crisis into survival and then prosperity… ”


What were some of the best resources you read this week?

– –David Grossman

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