There is an old saying that there is no “I” in team, meaning the power of a team is more powerful than one individual. That’s true in most cases, but a recent study from Harvard Business School, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and Northeastern University might show that forced, structured collaboration could hurt your team’s problem-solving abilities over a less structured collaborative environment.
It has been years in the making, but every business that processes credit card transactions on October 1, 2015 and after will be responsible for paying for fraud that is handled at a business’s point of sale — unless they have made the transition to EMV-chip credit card terminals and mobile readers.
Conflict at work is like that one cobweb you walk into when you go to your car in the morning — you’re not sure how it got there, but you know it’s sticky and finely woven. Much like that cobweb, conflict at work seems to have many different layers that the take time to work through and clean up. The way you handle conflict is the difference between being a respected leader, or a leader that people ignore and walk right through.
After enjoying a nice weekend without the pressure of work hanging over your head, it can be difficult, come Monday morning, to get back into the swing of things. Starting out your mornings the right way will give you a fresh start, and also prepare you for a successful and productive week. There are many things you can do to improve the efficiency of your workweek, and it all starts the minute you wake up.