Team Cohesion and Group Performance - From Applied Influence Group

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21 August 2017
 

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” – Henry Ford

We certainly agree with Henry Ford’s view that moving forward together is a key element of business success.  In context however, Ford’s meaning was that everyone in his business was to follow his lead exclusively; which is something we agree with less.  For Applied Influence Group the key influence skills for team performance and group cohesion are understanding and communication.  Understanding different perspectives, desires and fears; and communication to create a shared vision of the way forward in line with the required business outcomes. This article look at different perspectives and skills that help with this.

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Invisible Diversity
Groupthink is a problem that affects many organisations. Not only do certain ideas take hold and become accepted as ‘truth’ but certain ways of thinking about things can also become entrenched. The article below discusses the benefits of… Read more

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