8 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Team

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I strongly believe that project success depends on a project team more than on any other factor. Knowing that good project managers do everything possible to motivate their teams, remove any impediments which get on their way, and set people up for success. Good teams in return dedicate as much effort as possible to achieve the necessary outcome. And this dedication should definitely be appreciated accordingly.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Organize a Secret Santa Gift Exchange in a Remote Team

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The end of the year and upcoming Christmas holidays are good opportunities to summarize the year for your team and to have some fun team building activities. A teambuilding activity that is quite relevant for this time is a Secret Santa game. The rules are pretty simple –  you gather your colleagues and they draw random names of their teammates, so that everyone becomes a Secret Santa for another team member that he should keep in a secret.… [ Read the rest...]

5 questions to ask your teammates at your first one-on-one meeting

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One of the first things you should do taking over a new project is definitely getting acquainted with your team. As usual a new project manager is introduced to a new team officially by his predecessor or manager, but I’m talking about something different here. I mean that it makes perfect sense to meet with each team member in person. Such one-on-one meetings are the most useful project manager’s instruments.… [ Read the rest...]

How to get all the team together for a team event

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If you work as a project manager or play the role of a group leader you probably organize team events from time to time. Team events are very useful in order to give your team some rest, help them to get to know each other and improve communication between peers. The two main questions which project manager faces organizing a team event are “What?” and “When?”.… [ Read the rest...]

Servant Leadership: How to Lead Teams in the 21st Century

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In a traditional management model a manager plays the central role and behaves as an assertive leader. In the contrast, his subordinates are treated as the ones who serve the manager. Such a boss-centered approach very often devalues regular employees. But today it turns out that this approach doesn’t work anymore, especially in such a dynamic and complicated industry as information technology.… [ Read the rest...]

Why Escape Quest is the Best Team Building Activity

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Every team needs some motivation in order to stay productive during the long-term project. Out-of-work team building is one of the most effective and proven methods to motivate the team. There are several points why team building may be useful. First, it allows your team to recharge:  either to get a breath of a fresh air after several months of hard work or to celebrate some milestone that you have achieved together.… [ Read the rest...]