January 2018 Newsletter
Thank you for opening this email, I trust it finds you doing well.  We’re now into January and I trust you had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Blessed Ramadan and, of course, a Happy New Year holiday.  

Thought for the Day  

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." ~ George S. Patton  

Smile for the Day  

“Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.” ~ Unknown
Why Aren’t Teams Working and What to Do About It
Since the dawn of human existence, people have organized into teams to accomplish what no one person could effectively do on their own.  But it wasn’t until the late 1920s and early 1930s with the now classic Hawthorne Studies that researches conducted a series of research activities designed to examine in-depth what happened to a group of workers under various conditions. 

Before then, most organizations were a strictly hierarchical organization with a deep trench separating management from workers.  Management was the brain of the operations and workers were the muscle.  Workers would seldom be asked to contribute ideas or knowledge to help the company compete.  Today, the strict function-based segregation of the past has, for the most part, been rejected.  Companies today create functional, cross-functional, and even cross-company teams to garner ideas and initiatives from the diverse experience and talents of their members.  So, why aren’t teams working and what can we do about it?  

Continue reading …

Are you serious about putting together teams that work?  

If so, we’d like to help you. 

For those who call or email, we’ll provide a complementary team analysis for either a new team or one of your existing teams.

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Interesting Articles
Take care and enjoy the day! 

Jim McKelvey
Great Lakes Profiles, Inc.

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