Team Building

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If you haven’t watched the series, Cheer, on Netflix yet, you must! It’s great.

February 24, 2020



Every organization needs its teams to deliver a high level of performance to succeed in today’s business environment. Author Omar L. Harris offers clear guidance on how to hire for, support, and guide high-performance teams. 

What are some tips to hiring employees to fit into high-performing teams? 

August 8, 2019


The word hacker, for most, conjures up images of a dark figure in a hoodie hunched over a keyboard. 

However, as Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen shared in their 20th Annual HR Technology & Exposition Conference session The HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?, hacking in the workplace has an entirely different meaning.

October 11, 2017

On March 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with Vice President of HCM Innovation for Ultimate Software Cecile Alper-Leroux (@cecilehcm) and Social HR Specialist for Ultimate Software Micole Kaye (@socialmicole) about

March 8, 2017


Is your organization “going with the flow” of the ever-evolving workplace or becoming stagnated by outdated talent strategies?  

The new world of work is responding to societal changes and sociocultural shifts by breaking down traditional barriers in the workplace and empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work to become more than a profession, title or job description.

March 6, 2017
Why are some teams more effective than others? Why do some remain competitive over time while others don't?
The most successful teams are connected to a greater purpose, says Don Yaeger, author of Great Teams: 16 Things High-Performing Organizations Do Differently (Thomas Nelson, 2016).
December 19, 2016


It finally happened Wednesday night.  The lovable losers, The Chicago Cubs, raised the World Series trophy as champions.  In doing so, they erased 108 years of frustration.  As the world watched (and celebrated) with them, I couldn’t stop thinking how much of their story mirrors situations often faced by today’s talent leaders.

A new leader rarely walks into a good situation.

November 4, 2016

Teamwork is generally a misunderstood, misused term. Many have only a hint of what teamwork really is. Some think it is about getting along. Others think it is about getting along well. Among other things, teamwork is about understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses and the roles of the other teammates in order to perform optimally.

August 25, 2016

Business literature is filled with all the reasons performance reviews just don’t work, but maybe part of the issue is that we aren’t addressing the real needs of the employees. Yes, they appreciate a positive comment from their manager. Employees do want an annual or semi-annual sit down to talk about your view of their performance and to set goals for the next year. They want to know where the company is going and how they fit into the big picture.

June 23, 2016

When employees are connected with each other and with the company as a cohesive unit, great things happen. Connections foster relationships, relationships create results and results culminate in increased productivity and profitability. One of the best ways to create connections is to allow them to happen naturally—to facilitate them—rather than forcing them, and company traditions create fertile ground in which the seeds of relationship can grow and develop into something productive.

November 4, 2015

Have you ever wondered why some of the teams at your organization become dysfunctional? The answer may be that they were never compatible from the start.

Ted Malley, senior vice president product evangelism at Ceridian talked about how to “Build Better Teams that Achieve More” during an October 18 pre-conference session at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.  

October 18, 2015


With few exceptions, creating teams within a workforce is one of the best ways to stimulate business. The more engaged and stimulated the employees, the more productive they are and the more profitable you become. Sounds simple enough, but such camaraderie does not necessarily materialize out of thin air. A good team needs a good coach. 

October 12, 2015


On July 29, @shrmnextchat chatted with Dan Cross @CrossOverHR about How HR Can Build a Dream Team.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


July 29, 2015

On January 21, SHRM @weknownext chatted with John Hudson (@JohnPHudson) about A Culture of Sports in the Workplace.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:



January 21, 2015


With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to talk about the many parallels between the workplace and world of sports. 

January 20, 2015

We tend to segment our organizations: by generation, by department, by location, by tenure.

December 16, 2014


Organizations often focus on the importance of teamwork. But rarely do set aside resources to invest in team training. Sure, they talk about teambuilding but that’s something different.

Dr. Eduardo Salas

May 1, 2014