9 Things That Destroy Successful Teams

 

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It’s happened to all of us at one time or another — from grammar school all the way up through to our careers: we’re placed into a new team to complete a project, and something just doesn’t click.

Suddenly, a group of people who are ordinarily competent and diligent can’t seem to get anything done. Deadlines whiz past like the scenery outside a high speed train and projects sink toward failure.

Why is that?  What is it that turns teams into dysfunctional groups of people?  I’ve identified nine key factors that can turn an otherwise competent team into a sinking mess:

  1. Ego When someone’s ego is more important than the team, the project, or the goal, things break down quickly. This can happen when one person is more interested in “looking good” for the boss than getting the work done, when someone is always placing blame, or when someone feels and acts like they are too good to do the necessary work.
  2. Negative competition Lighthearted competition can be a good thing, especially for certain kinds of teams. In a sales team, for example, individual members can be motivated by gamifying their work with a leaderboard or bonuses for high performance. But when competition goes too far, it can destroy a sense of teamwork and create a “you versus me” atmosphere that isn’t good for anyone.
  3. Poor communication When the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, it causes all sorts of problems: duplicate work, forgotten work, missed deadlines, etc. Communication is absolutely key to a team that works.
  4. Micromanagement When employees have to get approval or sign-off on every single thing they do, it slows down the workflow considerably. Team leaders need to be able to trust employees to make the right choices, and employees need to feel comfortable asking for help when they need it. The right balance here is key.
  5. Criticism without praise I’ve known managers in my career whose entire management philosophy was to criticize everything and rarely if ever dole out praise.  I think you can imagine how well that went over with their team. Constructive criticism (keyword: constructive) is vital to helping employees grow, but generous and well timed praise is also important for maintaining enthusiasm and morale.
  6. Unreasonable expectations As a member of a team, nothing feels worse than the sinking feeling of knowing that you will never reach your targets, no matter how hard you work.  Goals that are a stretch and require a lot of the team are good, but goals that are way out of reach are depressing. It won’t make employees work harder; it will make them want to give up.
  7. Half-hearted work Having one or more member of the team who only puts in half an effort — showing up late, leaving early, checking email all day, etc. — has a decidedly negative impact on the whole team. It’s important that everyone is putting in a full, equal effort.
  8. Stubbornness When members of a team adopt a “my way or the highway” approach, no one benefits. When working in a team, everyone needs to be open to new ideas, new approaches, and experimentation — even, and perhaps especially, the leader. Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean that’s the best way to do it.
  9. Leading with emotions Instinct, emotions, and gut feelings all have their place, but bringing emotions too much into the team can have a deleterious effect. A team member who always feels spurned when his idea isn’t chosen, who sees slights (real and imagined) in every interaction, or who takes home the stress and anxiety about a project may be bringing too many emotions into the workplace.

 

Credit; Thank you Bernard Marr

Dad, I Love You. & Thank You..

“Happy Independence Day MALAYSIA 2016”

It has been a long time “Time & Memories” not been writes. I’m kind of busy lately. Thanks for still with me. I’m very miss you guys. I’m still not finish my post about something. I’m not forget about it.

 

DAD, I Love You. & Thank you…

On 30th of August, a yesterday. My Dad had celebrated his 65th birthday. Thankful and feeling blessed you’re still with me until now. I’m Happy. Thank you God for gift, my Dad to my family & me. He’s such a wonderful man, caring and everything a perfect father would do to lovely-monster like me, his daughter. Thanks dad a.k.a Abah (a Malays call name to dad).

 

Abah,

Nothing to say at this time as I very glad that I had you.

When I sick you always be with me. Company me to the clinic or even hospital.

I glad to Allah s.w.t for the gift you as My Abah.

When I need special dishes you would like to cook something to me.

I’m glad and thankful.

26th year for having you. A Perfect Gift ever in my life.

I’m sorry if I not get a chances to give you a luxury thing like other do now. Maybe later.

Thank you ABAH for everything.

 

Your Lovely-Monster daughter,

Aza.

abah

 

Happy Eid-ul Fitr

In every shared smile and laughter; In every silent prayer answered; In every opportunity that comes your way – may Allah bless you immensely! Eid Mubarak

Purify your hearts with the remembrance
Enlightened soul with love
Through the day with a smile
Set step with gratitude
Purify the heart with an apology
congratulations Idul Fitri
Minna wa Minkum TaqobbaLallaHu
Minal aidzin wal faidzin
Please forgive Born n Batin…

1437H/2016M

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“Happy Eid ul Fitr” to followers, family and friends;

#wordpress #instagram #twitter #selamatharirayaaidilfitri #maafzahirbatin #malaysia #1437h #2016m #azzarazaeynal

 

Him and him..

I realized had fallen in love
But I can not reveal
Feels happy by love
Although you do not love me

I‘m always here waiting
Which is always there in any of your time
Always wait for your answer
For the last love

The more I get to love
The more I get to understand
From all that I dreamed your life
I will make all be beautiful

Never lost a sense of
Love that brought my heart
Like the eyes that is not closed
I’m still waiting

I’m always here waiting
Which is always there in any of your time
Always wait for your answer
to love

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Wanting Qu – You Exist In My Song

 

YOU EXIST IN MY SONG (WO DE GE SHENG LI) LYRICS PINYIN HANYU

méiyǒu yìdiǎn diǎn fángbèi,

yě méiyǒu yì sī gùlǜ

nǐ jiù zhèyàng chūxiàn zài wǒ de shìjiè lǐ,

dàigěi wǒ jīngxǐ,

qíngbúzìyǐ..

 

kěshì nǐ piān yòu zhèyàng,

zài wǒ bùzhībùjué zhōng

qiāoqiāo de xiāoshī,

cóng wǒ de shìjiè lǐ,

méiyǒu yīnxùn, shèngxià de zhǐshì huíyì

 

nǐ cúnzài, wǒ shēnshēn de nǎohǎi lǐ,

wǒ de mènglǐ, wǒ de xīnlǐ ,

wǒ de gē shēng lǐ..

nǐ cúnzài, wǒ shēnshēn de nǎohǎi lǐ,

wǒ de mènglǐ, wǒ de xīnlǐ ,

wǒ de gē shēng lǐ..

 

hái jìdé wǒmen céngjīng,

jiānbìngjiān yì qǐ zǒuguò,

nà duànfánhuá xiàngkǒu

jìnguǎn nǐ wǒ shì mòshēngrén,

shì guòlùrén,

dàn bǐcǐ háishìgǎnjué dào le duìfāng de

yí gè yǎnshén,

yí gè xīntiào

yì zhǒng yìxiǎngbúdào de kuàilè,

hǎoxiàng shìyì chǎng mèngjìng,

mìngzhōngzhùdìng

 

shìjiè zhī dà wéihé wǒmen xiāngyù

nándào shì yuánfèn?

nándào shì tiānyì?

 

RIP Friendships

***

The time pass so fast.

It started when I got your numbers

I’m happy having foreign friends.

Even we talk like chicken and duck.

 

I take next level to learn something.

Something not strange to me but I’m not really practising it.

Co-worker tag us as a sweet couple but the reality is

We just a friend but we so friendly and close.

 

Now…

You have make a decision.

I admit it, it’s so hurts.

It’s was hurts than FC Bayern Munich lose on goals away.

The first I got notice when you unfriend from micro-channel with me.

 

Then you delete contact on Weixin.

The decision had been made.

I am facing this situation with the open heart.

And hope there is light to lighten our friendship.

My way to accept you again as a friends.

Because you just ignoring when you beside me.

I know you were so nice and very generous.

You treat me with you allowance.

But you refuse when I want to treat you back.

***

Leap Day 2016

Leap Day is on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Why do we have leap years? A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the solar system’s disparity with the Gregorian calendar.

A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days.

So leap seconds – and leap years – are added as means of keeping our clocks (and calendars) in sync with the Earth and its seasons.

See you in next four year ok. [阿扎]

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Chinese New Year 2016

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Live from Instagram:

Dear Readers,
Wishing you a “Happy Chinese New Year”. In P.R China, they celebrate as “Spring Festival”.

Health, Prosperity, Money & Power.

新年快乐.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

I would like to mention my P.R China friends:
Zhang Zi Long, Su Li Chao, Li ZhunHu, Li Zhung Tao, Fan …. …. , Sup …. …., Shi Xin Liang, Liu Xu, Mi Shou Fei and Chen Wei.

Thank You.. Terima Kasih.. XieXie..

to Beloved Mr. Huang the Production Manager for the Red Envelope.
#angpow #laisee #hongbao #redenvelope

Goodbye Professor Snape.

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69.

His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family who said that he died “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films. (The Guardian)

R.I.P Alan Rickman

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#ripalanrickman
#mourning
#harrypotter
#professorsnape