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  • Team Spark: Assess Your Communication Style
    #21 ID:1581

    When communicating with others, particularly people from other countries, it is important to recognize when your communication style has become outdated and when it is time to upgrade to a new technique.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder or Retention Aid, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Be Open to How Work Gets Done
    #22 ID:1565

    Being open and flexible about how work gets done, especially on diverse teams with many different perspectives, invites healthy collaboration and the collective pull of the entire team towards the end goal.

    Activities Personal Performance Teamwork, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Collaboration

  • Team Spark: Check Assumptions Before Judging
    #23 ID:1580

    When judging the “dance” of another person, especially across differences such as culture, be careful about making judgments based upon what you think is important. Focusing on their “feet” while communicating may mean you are missing the most important part of their dance.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder or Retention Aid, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Cheer on Collaboration
    #24 ID:1566

    An outside energetic and supportive cheerleader can prove essential to the success of the team by offering words of encouragement, and if needed, expertise, suggestions, or technical support.

    Activities Personal Performance Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Collaborate Outside Of Your Team
    #25 ID:1567

    By collaborating with someone outside of their team, employees bring a broader view to their work. With a more diverse perspective, new insights are gained and the chances of success are increased.

    Activities Personal Performance Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Collaboration

  • Team Spark: Collaboration with Skill
    #26 ID:1568

    Courting a business partner from a different country or cultural background may require research on their cultural views on business relationships, developing trust, negotiation, and communication styles.

    Activities Personal Performance Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Compromise For A Common Goal
    #27 ID:1569

    Compromise during collaboration can create the strongest and most compelling outcomes when working on teams, projects, and organizational challenges. The best results come from everyone being willing to compromise in order to achieve the end result.

    Activities Personal Performance Teamwork, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Collaboration

  • Team Spark: Craft Your Message With Purpose
    #28 ID:1582

    Communication across differences is often done in a similar fashion. However, taking time to think about who, when, and how a message will be received allows the sender to craft a much more effective message that will produce much better results.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Create Structure to Help Bridge Barriers
    #29 ID:1583

    The lack of face-to-face interaction reduces the team’s ability to adjust and adapt as quickly as a team that is located all at one site. In situations like this, having a clearly defined structure detailing everyone’s role and responsibilities is a key to success.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Cross-Pollinate to Spark Innovation
    #30 ID:1584

    Within companies and teams, employees have the important role of sharing ideas between groups, departments, and teams. This “cross-pollination” of ideas helps to unlock the inherent creativity and innovation that lies within a company, but may need a spark from another source to bring it to life.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Cultivate a Collective Instinct
    #31 ID:1570

    Collective effort can result in outcomes that are impossible when attempted as an individual. When working collectively with people from diverse backgrounds, we have an even greater pool of resources and expertise with which to successfully navigate times of great challenge.

    Activities Personal Performance Teamwork, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Collaboration

  • Team Spark: Find the Common Beat
    #32 ID:1585

    Similar to a band with many different instruments playing together, a diverse team consists of many different personalities working together. While this diversity allows for innovation and creativity, it also makes it more difficult for team members to keep the same tempo. It is the role of the team member with the drummer personality to keep everyone communicating and completing tasks on time.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Professionalism, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Honor Unique Contributions
    #33 ID:1571

    The individual brilliance of an employee is not always realized until a group comes together to collaborate. Working with other employees on diverse teams helps each team member to tap into their creativity, often producing ground breaking products and services that could only be discovered through collaboration.

    Activities Personal Performance Collaboration, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Invest Time to Build Trust
    #34 ID:1572

    When working on diverse teams, developing trust may take longer due to background differences and different views on what trust means and how it is earned. Building confidence helps to resolve communication issues that may impede team progress. A trusting team will be able to function as a cohesive unit when critical decisions have to be made.

    Activities Leadership, Personal Performance Collaboration, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Leverage Broad Expertise
    #35 ID:1573

    Like building a skyscraper, collaboration on large projects works best when you bring together a team with diverse areas of expertise. On-going and continuous collaboration among disciplines helps to ensure that your project achieves all of its goals when it is completed.

    Activities Personal Performance Collaboration, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Mix Diverse Personalities
    #36 ID:1574

    When combined haphazardly, people can clash instead of cohere, resulting in a “failed launch.” Creating a team comprised of diverse individuals may require a more careful balancing of components, but in the end provides the opportunity for brilliant results when done with careful thought and respect.

    Activities Personal Performance Teamwork, Diversity Dynamics, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Collaboration

  • Team Spark: Pay Attention To Nonverbal Communication
    #37 ID:1586

    While your colleagues in the workplace communicate both verbally and non-verbally, understanding how to interpret their nonverbal communication can be a great advantage. Keep in mind that the meaning behind body language and facial expressions may vary from culture to culture, so it is always good to check for understanding.

    Activities Personal Performance Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork

  • Team Spark: Proverb - Be Patient
    #38 ID:1596

    Spark team communication around being patient and giving a project time to move forward - allowing for greater creativity or innovation.

    Activities Personal Performance Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger

  • Team Spark: Proverb - Deal with Little Issues
    #39 ID:1597

    Spark team communication about the protocols that can help us catch small problems early on (before they grow into BIG issues).

    Activities Personal Performance Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger

  • Team Spark: Proverb - Don't Insult Someone Who Can Take Care of You
    #40 ID:1598

    Spark team communication about how to better understand each other so that we don’t offend each other.

    Activities Personal Performance Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger