Blog - page 61

Trust in virtual teams leads to success

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 12, 2019 Teams

Building trust as a concept Virtual teams encounter challenges like any other team however; their challenges are a unique mix. Processes can be put in place to meet these challenges head-on and prevent them from getting out of control. Certain processes are best when implemented right from the start and these are not a one-time task but rather ongoing processes. Methods to ensure trust, schedules of face-to-face meetings, metrics for team performance and proper communication strategy can increase the chance of virtual teams to be successful. Trust in a virtual team is the most important driver of success. Although this is important for any team, it seems to be much more important when the team is not collocated. As a team member, you need to trust your teammates will complete their pieces of the work. As a subordinate, you need to trust that the team leader believes you are doing...

Transparency is vital to a change initiative’s success

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 12, 2019 Leadership

The Neutral Zone is the middle phase of the transition process and the realm between where the change started and where it is supposed to become. There are several measures that need to be taken in advance to prevent any potential unpleasant or inconvenient things from occurring. Transparency is vital to the change effort, helping to establish a trusting environment. The change agent will need to do a proper analysis of all stakeholders and develop a communications plan. A communications plan allows the change agent to determine the needs of their target audience when communicating any information about the project. It allows them to determine the frequency of communications at the level of detail needed. Details may need to be shared with stakeholders that are deemed essential for their duties while other information may be withheld and provided at a time that they are considered necessary. Certain change initiatives do...

Toxic employees resistant to change initiatives

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 12, 2019 Business

In some organizations, chronically resistant employees occur, who will consistently resist any change initiatives. These employees are afraid of change, attacking all things that are outside their comfort. Toxic employees use social hacking to manipulate others using rumors, silent treatment and intimidation. These employees need the environment not to change so they can hold onto their informal power. If no other employees on the team behave in this manner, then it is clear the employee does not fit well with the organization. If they are a valuable worker, the organization may attempt to find them work in a different area of the organization that could perhaps fit the personalities of the employee, creating a beneficial scenario as the employee is removed from their current toxic role and can still add value to the organization. All employees have unique personalities, values and needs and may benefit in different job roles. Business...

Vroom-Jago Contingency Model

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 11, 2019 Leadership

The Vroom-Jago is a situational leadership model utilized by leaders to decide if they should settle on a choice alone or include a gathering, and to what degree the group ought to be included. The Vroom Yetton Jago Decision Model picks the correct style by having the client answer a progression of inquiries with an either yes or no with the questions presented as a decision matrix. In the wake of the answers given to the questions, the client quickly observes what strategy best suits the situation at hand. As indicated by the model, three specific components have a direct impact on the strategy for essential leadership: quality, joint effort and time. Hence the sequence of the questions asked makes clearness in regards to the decision situation factors at this moment enabling the leader to make a proper decision. The Vroom-Jago was first created by Vroom and Yetton in 1973....

Values-based leadership

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 11, 2019 Leadership

Values-based leaders are our natural motivators. Although, it is natural for leaders to refer to their values in creating a vision or making decisions. However, it makes absolute sense for leaders to connect with their followers’ values which makes them more likely to act. Value-Based Leadership is defined by Richard Barret as “a way of making authentic decisions that build the trust and commitment of employees and customers.” So, by definition, values-driven leaders will dependably act from their most astounding qualities. Values-based leaders know their values and what they believe in and hold them firmly; they also earn respect and admiration from their followers through the firm adherence of their values which are shown through their actions. Values-based leaders take responsibility for their mistakes and do not try to cover them up. They show their followers that they are responsible individuals and can gain much more respect than blaming someone...

6 ways in which Artificial Intelligence is helping retailers

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 7, 2019 Business

Retail is advancing at the pace of technological evolution and is now looking towards a growing trend. Discover here how Artificial Intelligence is helping retailers. When the e-commerce took off in the way it did, all those responsible for the retail predicted the end of physical purchases as we knew them. The novelty and glamor associated with physical purchases were replaced by the endless conveniences and corridors that retail e-commerce brought. From these important changes in the sector, the laggards are learning very quickly. In fact, if you see the employees of a modern store, you will start to see more analysts, data scientists and digital innovation roles, unlike the old shop assistant/associate scheme. This is truly the period in which the owners of physical stores must take measures, and for that they are going thoroughly, adopting modern technologies to counterattack their new e-commerce rivals. This is where Artificial Intelligence...

2020 © Zenbo Services Ltd. All rights reserved.