Organizations everywhere are experiencing a “romance of teams” right now. Because teams are perceived to increase performance, creativity, learning, and problem solving, many organizations are adopting team-based structures. However, if you have any experience working on teams- and I bet you do- you probably understand that teams are often not very effective.
We all attend meetings- they’re a cornerstone of organizational life. Although meetings are a necessary tool to convey information, set priorities, solve problems, etc., just how often do we walk away from a meeting with the feeling that it was a good use of our time?
Management by Objectives (MBO) turned sixty years old recently. Hundreds of thousand of managers and professional have engaged in MBY by going through the process of setting personal objectives that were linked to the organization’s major areas of emphasis. Does all this work make any difference? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Researchers in the [...]