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Five Ways to Build Team Players

Except for maybe Isaac Newton, nobody has ever accomplished anything great all on their own. Dorie Clark shares five tips for teams to work more cohesively together in an article for Forbes. First, create ground rules so that the team enjoys “organized chaos” instead of “unmitigated chaos,” and so the team has time to reflect on successes and failures. Second, ensure everyone participates in discussions, which could be as simple as going around the table and giving everyone a turn to speak. Third, never assume everybody knows what you do, as incomplete knowledge of a task is an unintended top driver of failure. Fourth, get more analytical about analyzing problems together and measuring the potential of competing solutions. Lastly, remember that failure is a learning opportunity, if nothing else. You can view the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2012/03/28/five-ways-to-become-a-better-team-player/

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