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How to Create Google’s Perfect Team

By Phillip Sandahl

You would expect Google to do the search for “what makes great teams?” better than most anyone. These masters of search and analysis were on a quest some years back with that question in mind. Google was motivated by research that shows that software engineers that work together in groups “tend to innovate faster, see…

Promote A Collaborative Work Culture With Leadership Team Building

By Phillip Sandahl

A collaborative and supportive work culture is an important criteria that decides whether an organization will succeed through fluctuating economic times. Employee productivity and morale are affected by the culture of the company, which in turn affects employee turnover rates that can cost organizations large amount of money. Culture also decides apt values suitable for…

Improve Employee Productivity With Team Building Activities And Surveys

By Phillip Sandahl

Employee productivity is a clear sign whether an organization will be successful or not. However, thankfully, there are ways to increase productivity within the organization. With team building activities that emphasize on building a trusting and winning culture, and by assessing the working environment through surveys, leaders will be able to make significant changes in…

Solving the Engagement Puzzle with Teams. This works.

By Phillip Sandahl

With survey after survey, report after report, the same disturbing message gets pinned to the organizational bulletin board: employee engagement is at an all-time low. According to a Gallup survey only 35% of US managers are engaged in their jobs. Another study reports that 69% of employees believe engagement is a problem in their organization.…

Are You a Team? Or a Work Group? Does it Matter?

By Phillip Sandahl

Imagine a continuum with “work group” on one end and “team” at the other With a work group, the group’s mission can be accomplished with each member operating independently. One facilitator / leader at the center of the circle can coordinate the efforts of the group to accomplish results. Except for occasional communication, interaction is…

The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment Psychometric Analysis Summary

By Phillip Sandahl

Team Coaching International conducted Internal Consistency Reliability and Construct Validity analyses. This psychometric analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Minnesota. The test of Internal Consistency Reliability for each of the 14 Team Performance Indicators™ (TPIs) of the Team Diagnostic™ assessment assesses the degree to which the items pertaining to each TPI are…