“There is no such thing as ‘healthy’ competition within a knowledge organization; all internal competition is destructive. The nature of our work is that it cannot be done by any single person in isolation. Knowledge work is by definition collaborative.” This quote nicely sums up why collaboration is important in the workplace. Below, I expound on a few more points on why teamwork is essential in the office.
With the proliferation of cheap fast food, convenient food delivery services and household helpers, many parents do not see the need for their children to step in the kitchens. For some, cooking is being viewed as “women’s work” and do not allow their boys to engage in such “lowly activities”, preferring them to participate in sports or other more “manly” pursuits. But did you know that cooking is a skill that teaches so much more than meets the eye? Read on with an open mind and I guarantee you that you will scramble to the kitchen with your kids in tow!
A team is relatively easy to put together. But a great team, that takes some time and effort to construct. It is more than just a collection of people. If you would like to achieve the extraordinary with your team, read on to find out which are the essential ingredients that will make up a great team.
What is team cohesion? It is defined as the degree to which individual team members want to voluntarily contribute to the team’s ability to continue functioning as a work unit. The more cohesive a team is, the more it encourages peak performances amongst its members. Seems like a win-win situation for both the team members and the team as a whole. Cohesiveness can develop over time naturally, or expedited through team building activities. At CulinaryOn, during our cooking classes, team cohesiveness can be developed through cooking together. Here, we present 5 dishes that can significantly improve team cohesiveness when team members prepare them together.
As the saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A team can be perceived as a chain. By having strong links between each team member, a durable and resilient team can be formed. One of the most effective ways to build a strong team is via team building activities. Read on to discover more benefits of organising team building activities.
Whether you currently head a team or am a team member, it is always advantageous to understand more about your team. The benefits of recognising each other’s strengths and weaknesses will greatly increase efficiency and productivity in the long run. Below, we focus on three ways on how you might understand your team better.
Andrew Carnegie once wrote, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” If you would like to achieve uncommon results, here are 5 basic steps that you could start to make for a great foundation to a stronger team.
Teams are made up of a myriad of characters. In order to be a good leader, you will need to discover and highlight the talents in your team members. This will allow you to utilise each team member to their maximum potential. Below we discuss the methods you may use to uncover your team members’ strengths. Use them wisely and you are on your way to creating a super team.
Being in a state of stress seems to be the norm in today’s ever-changing economy. A little pressure is good, but too much of it will lead to an unproductive and distressed team. Here, we share some tips on how to alleviate anxiety in your workplace.
Do you feel like you and your oven are not destined to achieve some tasty heights together? Don`t give up! No need to go to the nearest bakery or cafe for take-away pastry. Better come to culinary studio CULINARYON and learn to bake it all by yourself! We offer the most enjoyable baking classes in Singapore guided by professional and helpful Chefs. Just put on our apron and let the Pro teach you how to work baked masterpieces out of a simple dough.