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  • Team Spark: Collaboration with Skill

    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.

    #21 ID:1568
    Topic: Collaboration Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Craft Your Message With Purpose

    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.

    #22 ID:1582
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Cross-Pollinate to Spark Innovation

    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.

    #23 ID:1584
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Find the Common Beat

    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.

    #24 ID:1585
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Professionalism, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Honor Unique Contributions

    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.

    #25 ID:1571
    Topic: Collaboration Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Invest Time to Build Trust

    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.

    #26 ID:1572
    Topic: Collaboration Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Leverage Broad Expertise

    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.

    #27 ID:1573
    Topic: Collaboration Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Proverb - Don't Look at the Mistake

    Spark team communication around root cause analysis and correcting workplace mistakes.

    #28 ID:1591
    Topic: Team Builder Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Discussion Trigger, Conflict Resolution, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Proverb - Many Things Require People To Work Together to Achieve a Goal

    Spark team communication on the consequences if we try to complete a big project without excellent teamwork.

    #29 ID:1603
    Topic: Teamwork Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger
  • Team Spark: Proverb - People Judge Things from Their Experience Not the Wider World

    Spark team communication on how looking at something from just one perspective can impact the team.

    #30 ID:1604
    Topic: Teamwork Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Unconscious / Hidden Bias
  • Team Spark: Understand Your Expertise

    Diverse teams with members from different backgrounds will offer an even greater variety of expertise and personalities. While it may take an increased amount of respect and awareness to work in concert, the team has a greater potential for victory.

    #31 ID:1575
    Topic: Collaboration Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Use a Mediator to Help Stalemates

    Asking for the assistance of a “referee” or a neutral, third party colleague, may provide the necessary insight to tease out the cause of the miscommunication, which could be rooted in cultural, generational, or personality style differences.

    #32 ID:1589
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Understanding Difficult People

    This is a great exercise to introduce the concept of the different types (in the 'difficult' range) of people we'll most often interact with in the workplace.

    #33 ID:1481
    Topic: Interpersonal Skills Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Communication, Professionalism, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork, Collaboration
  • Discussion Card: Leadership

    Are you leveraging the true power of leadership within you team? With your employees? Being a good leader isn't rocket science, but it takes skill... and patience... and practice. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (L.E.A.D.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding what it takes to truly lead. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.

    #34 ID:2147
    Topic: Leading Learning Path: Leadership Type: Discussion Cards Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Leadership, Management, Teamwork, Communication & Influencing, Learning Reinforcement
  • Dysfunctional Teams

    Dealing with team conflict

    #35 ID:632
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Leadership Type: Case Studies Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Change, Interpersonal Skills, Management, Professionalism, Teamwork
  • I Wish My Manager Would Just...™

    Employees speaking out about what their managers could do to help them be successful. A fantastic look into what employees are really thinking about their manager/supervisor relationship.

    #36 ID:455
    Topic: Leadership Learning Path: Leadership Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Change, Communication, Motivation, Professionalism, Teamwork, Collaboration, Communication & Influencing Closed Captioned
  • Invest Time to Build Trust™ (Team Spark Video)

    Building team confidence and trust 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.

    #37 ID:1632
    Topic: Energizer or Team Builder Learning Paths: Leadership, Personal Performance Type: Off-The-Shelf Video Program (ILT) Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality, Government Other Topics: Communication, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Create Structure to Help Bridge Barriers

    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.

    #38 ID:1583
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Pay Attention To Nonverbal Communication

    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.

    #39 ID:1586
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork
  • Team Spark: Teach Team Shorthand to New Team Members

    Most work teams tend to develop their own compressed language that allows team members to communicate quickly and easily with each other. When outsiders join the team, this shorthand may be hard to understand or learn, resulting in conflict and frustration, especially if people are from different cultural backgrounds.

    #40 ID:1587
    Topic: Communication Learning Path: Personal Performance Type: Activities Suggested Industry Usage: Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Office & General, Retail & Hospitality Other Topics: Interpersonal Skills, Team Builder, Discussion Trigger, Teamwork