CADDManager on April 26th, 2011

Team Member Apathy – Members don’t really seem to care.  They come to the meetings and want to get their names on the reports and output, but they depend on the team to get the work done.  They really are not participating. The other members pull extra loads as they try to make the team [...]

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CADDManager on April 25th, 2011

Here are some of the negative personality that a entire team or a team member may exhibit.  You might run into when working with teams.  You may fall into one of these patterns and not realize it.  If you recognize them early, you can avoid a lot of trouble. The Quick Answer – settling for [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Teams have Personalities It takes some time to get to know your team members.  Take the time to listen actively to what is being said and who is saying what.  Active listening takes effort.  You are just no listening for what is said, but also for what is not being said.  Listen to see the [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Surviving in a Team The TV show “Survivor” has been broadcasting for quite a few years that gives us some examples that are rather bad on how to work in teams.  The show often gives glimpses into the sidebar meetings and clandestine little chats that make and break alliances.  Members of one tribe plan how [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

Most CAD Managers and managers in general have to participate and lead teams of employees in efforts that the company wants completed.  Working in teams can be fun, invigorating, productive and profitable for the firm.  It can also be a struggle, conflicts can and will occur and division can make failure seem inevitable. We see [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2011

What is teamwork and how does it really work?  This may sound like a very obvious question, but I have found many that do not really know how to work in teams and what teamwork really means.  So let me throw my thoughts into the air and see where they land. Good teams work toward [...]

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CADDManager on April 12th, 2011

I just returned from Australia where I spoke at the Building Designers Association of Australia’s National Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. My buddy, Bill Adams of AUGI, invited me to speak at the two day event.  Check out Bill’s website.   Lynn Allen, of Autodesk, also presented along with Elrond Burrell from the UK.  The [...]

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