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Photography – Adjunct

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first_imgThe College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctfaculty positions in the Photography program. Review ofapplications is conducted in an ongoing manner according toneed. Teaching Responsibilities If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Position TitlePhotography – Adjunct Qualifications A terminal degree in the field, or closely related discipline, ispreferred. Candidates working toward a terminal degree, or who havesignificant experience in the field, may be considered. Candidatesmust embrace the mission of California Baptist University, andevidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence inteaching through the integration of Christian faith. Successfulcandidates will have a history of quality University teachingexperience and demonstrated relational skills. Nondiscrimination Statement Teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Photography program.Specific course assignments will be dependent upon applicantqualifications. * Are you a Christian?YesNocenter_img Posting Details Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6172 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Position Summary * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Unofficial Transcriptlast_img read more

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Ovens move as Interbake buys IBE

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first_imgProduction of Thomas Collins Vectair Ovens has moved to Lancashire, following Interbake’s acquisition of Independent Bakery Equipment (IBE).Interbake director David Dunne told British Baker that he decided to buy the Bristol-based company, which has a history dating back to the 1890s, because its ovens are energy- efficient and well-suited to baking pies and pastries – a sector of the market that is currently buoyant.”We have been the agent for IBE in the north for many years and its ovens have an excellent reputation for reliability and longevity,” he added.The range of Vectair ovens can be fuelled by either gas or electricity and can accommodate nine, 12 or 18 standard 30″ x 18″ tray capacity.Interbake will manufacture the ovens at its plant in Ramsbottom, as well as supplying spare parts and service support.IBE was previously run by Ken Palmer, who joined the business in 1948, aged 22, following his demob from the Grenadier Guards. As part of the deal, he has passed on company literature, such as brochures and work contracts dating back over 100 years, to Interbake.last_img read more

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Bakery nets Merseyside pie deal

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first_imgAfter supplying pies to Everton Football Club for several years, Clayton Park Bakery has cornered the football pie market in Merseyside, signing a contract to supply Liverpool Football Club.The Lancashire-based firm will supply Anfield with a wide range of products for both hospitality and concourse catering. The concourse pie range includes potato and meat; steak; and ’scouse’ pie, which is made with lamb, potato and vegetables. The hospitality range includes unusual options such as the breakfast pie, made with gammon, sausage and beans, and a potato, meat and mushy pea pie. The company is also working with Liverpool’s head chef to develop mini pies and an exclusive Liverpool FC pie. “Football clubs account for around 15% of sales,” said MD Barry Thomas. “It’s a good market to be involved in because of the prestige and exposure for the company.” Clayton Park supplies pies to football clubs in all four English leagues in the north west, including Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Preston North End and Accring-ton Stanley. It also supplies Lancashire County Cricket Club, Spar and Booths supermarkets.last_img read more

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Get your cupcake entries in!

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first_imgDon’t forget to get your entries in for the 2013 National Cupcake Championships! The professionals’ competition is open to all bakery businesses, big and small, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your cupcakes promoted as the best cupcakes in the UK.There is also a separate competition for home bakers for the first time, this year.For both competitions there are four categories available to enter: themed, classic, free-from and made with alcohol.You just need to submit the recipe and a photo of your best selling, tasting and looking cupcake for a chance to be shortlisted for the finals, which will take place at Cake International in Birmingham, on Saturday 9 November.All the details are available at www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk, and you can enter online. The deadline for entries is 19 July 2013.last_img read more

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Burlington’s Miller Center gets $166,000 grant

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first_imgRep. Peter Welch announced a $166,000 federal grant for the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center Monday at a Burlington press conference with Mayor Bob Kiss.The grant secured by Welch will support Burlington s transformation of the Gosse Court Armory into a multi-use community center with a gym, a community room, a teen center and other public space. The $1.2 million project also received funding from the City of Burlington, private donors and developer Robert Miller.Managed by the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department, the Center coordinates programs and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Since its opening in January, the Miller Center has attracted roughly 6,600 visits by residents each month. The creation of the Miller Center was in every way a community effort. Since 2005, the people of Burlington, city officials, private donors and Bobby Miller himself have teamed up to turn this dream into a reality, Welch said. I am pleased to make this community resource available for North End residents and others to enjoy for years to come.Welch was joined at the announcement by Mayor Kiss, Parks and Recreation Director Wayne Goss and Parks Commission member John Ewing. The transformation of the Gosse Court Armory into a community center is a significant event for Burlington s North End and the city as a whole, said Mayor Kiss. Congressman Welch s persistent support for this project and his securing of federal funding for its completion have been very important to the project s success. On behalf of the city and people of Burlington, I d like to thank the Congressman for all his efforts to make this project a reality.last_img read more

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UVM’s Hood becomes president of American College of Physicians

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first_imgVirginia L Hood, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.P., professor of medicine at the University of Vermont, has been elected 2011-2012 president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. UVM medical alumnus David Bronson, M.D.’73, F.A.C.P., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, has been named president-elect. Their terms began during Internal Medicine 2011, ACP’s annual scientific meeting, held April 7 to 9, 2011 in San Diego, Calif.Hood has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) — an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine — since 1991. She served as ACP governor for the Vermont chapter from 1991 to 1994 and in 2003, was named a laureate of the Vermont chapter. These awards honor local fellows or masters of ACP who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research, or who have provided service to their community, chapter and ACP.Hood was elected to the ACP Board of Regents in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. She served as the 2008-2010 chair of the ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee. Hood has also served as chair of the ACP International Subcommittee, now the International Council, and the Awards Committee. She served as a member of the Scientific Program Committee and is an ex-officio member of the ACP Membership Committee.Board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Hood earned a medical degree from the University of Sydney and completed a residency at Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Australia. She completed two years of fellowship training in nephrology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and her third year of fellowship training at the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen Health Care). In 1993, she received a master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.A resident of Burlington, Hood is an attending physician and chair of the Residents’ Research and Scholarly Activity Committee at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is also a consulting physician for Central Vermont Medical Center. In addition to her involvement with ACP, Hood has served in an advisory capacity to the State of Vermont’s health care programs as a member of the Drug Utilization Review Board in the Office of Vermont Health Care Access (Medicaid). She also served as a member of the Diabetes Surveillance Committee, Healthy Vermonters 2010 Heart Disease Workgroup and Ladies First Program for the Vermont Department of Health. Hood contributed to developing and updating the guidelines for Management of Diabetes for the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care.Bronson, who leads Cleveland Clinic’s nine community hospitals in northeast Ohio, is a member of the Board of Regents of the ACP. A professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, he has served on Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and the Executive Management Team. Bronson is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1992 and led the Clinic’s multi-site regional practices, including operations in Canada, from 1995 to 2008. After receiving his medical degree from UVM, Bronson completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin and the former Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, where he was chief resident.The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 130,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.###last_img read more

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Target Breach Impacted 70 Million Customers

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Target store on Black Friday (Photo: Target)Target revealed Friday that the number of people affected by a massive data breach during last year’s holiday shopping season is nearly double the original estimate, and that additional personal information other than credit or debit card accounts have been stolen.The big box retailer, one of the largest in the country, said its ongoing forensic investigation discovered that hackers stole personal information for up to 70 million individuals in a scheme that was broader than originally indicated.Intruders were able to obtain customers’ names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses, along with credit/debit card information, which was already revealed by Target last month.The retailer noted in a message on its website that “this is not a new breach,” but was uncovered during its investigation, which also includes law enforcement authorities.Much of the data is partial in nature, Target said, adding that the company will attempt to contact customers impacted by the breach of its internal payment systems. The correspondence from Target will include tips to guard against consumer scams.Target Chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel acknowledged that the breach is “frustrating” for customers.“We are truly sorry they are enduring this,” Steinhafel said. “I also want our guests to know that understanding and sharing the facts related to this incident is important to me and the entire Target team.”New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office is involved in a national investigation into the breach, called the updated number of 70 million victims “deeply troubling.”“Consumers in New York and around the country expect and deserve companies that protect their personal information when they shop on their websites and in their stores,” he said in a statement.Affected shoppers have no liability and Target will offer one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to everyone who shopped in its U.S. stores, the company said. Customers have three months to enroll in the program.The breach occurred during the busiest time of the year for retailers. Hackers accessed Target’s systems between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The company made shoppers aware only after news of the hack leaked on the web.Long Island is home to 14 Target stores, four in Nassau County—Hicksville, Levittwon, Valley Stream, Westbury—and 10 in Suffolk—Bay Shore, Central Islip, two in Commack, Copiague, Farmingdale, Huntington Station, Medford, Riverhead, South Setauket.Target said it will provide another update next week.last_img read more

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Long Island Farmers’ Markets Summer 2014

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The summer is upon us, dear Long Islanders, and that means—yep, you guessed it—Farmers’ Markets are back! This list will be updated as new confirmations roll in.Amityville: 9/11 Memorial parking lot, Route 110. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14-Oct. 25Babylon: Train station parking lot. Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1-Nov. 23Bellport: 471 Atlantic Ave. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-Oct. 18.Bridgehampton: 151 Mitchell Ln. Fridays, 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Memorial Day Friday-Labor Day FridayDeer Park: Tanger Outlets at the Arches. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7-Nov. 1East Hampton: Nick & Toni’s parking lot, 136 N. Main St. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23-Aug. 29Farmingdale: Village Green on Main Street. Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1-Nov. 23Flanders: Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Rd. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21-Oct. 18.Freeport: Freeport Recreation Center, Merrick Road. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12-Oct. 25.Garden City: 101 County Seat Dr., behind Supreme Court. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3-Nov. 25Great Neck: 125 Community Dr. Sundays, 9 a.m.-2.p.m. July 13-Oct. 26Greenport: United Methodist Church, 622 Main St. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24-Oct. 11Hampton Bays: St. Mary’s Church, 165 Ponquogue Ave. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24-Aug. 30Hauppauge: 102 Motor Pkwy. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 5-Oct. 30Huntington: Route 25A, East of Route 110 North. Sundays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. June 1-Nov. 3Islip: Town Hall parking lot, 655 Main St. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. May 31- Nov. 22Kings Park: Municipal Lot 25A on Main Street, across from fire department. Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18-Nov. 23Locust Valley: Train station parking lot, 115 Forest Ave. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7-Nov. 22Long Beach: Kennedy Plaza, 1 W. Chester Street. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3-Nov. 26Malverne: Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s, 480 Hempstead Ave. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15-Nov. 20Mattituck: Parking lot of Mattituck Florist, 95 Love Ln. Fridays, 3-6 p.m. May 9-Oct. 31Montauk: Village Green on Montauk Highway across from Chamber of Commerce building, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12-Oct. 9Nesconset: 127 Smithtown Blvd. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7-Nov. 22New Hyde Park: Municipal lot across Village Hall, 1441 Jericho Tpke. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 31-Nov. 22Northport: Cow Harbor parking lot on corner of Main Street and Woodbine Avenue. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7-Nov. 22Patchogue: 7-Eleven parking lot, 225 E. Main Street. Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4-Nov. 21Port Jefferson: Parking lot at corner of East Broadway and Main Street. Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4 through NovemberPort Washington: Town Dock off Main Street. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. June 7-Oct. 25.Riverhead: Along the Peconic River on the boardwalk behind Main Street. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24-Nov. 1Rockville Centre: Railroad Parking Lot No. 12 at corner of Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway. Sundays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. June 1-Nov. 23Rocky Point: Depot Park at corner of Prince Road and Broadway. Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Mother’s Day-Last Sunday before ThanksgivingRoslyn: Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Rd. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 4-Nov. 26Roosevelt: Family Health Clinic parking lot, 380 Nassau Rd. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-Oct. 26.Sag Harbor: Corner of Bay and Burke Streets. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17-Oct. 25Seaford: East end of railroad station parking lot on corner of Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. May 31-Nov. 22Shelter Island: Haven’s House Museum and Grounds, 16 S. Ferry Rd. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 7-Sept. 6Southampton: 25 Jobs Lane. Sundays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25-Oct. 12Westhampton Beach: 85 Mill Rd. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10-Nov. 22Wyandanch: New Shiloh Baptist Church, 221 Merritt Ave. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. July 12-Oct. 4.last_img read more

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Achieving Extraordinary Women’s Leadership Conference Gives LI Businesswomen Mom-mentum

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island women are being asked to step away from their desks and get a new perspective on their lives by attending the Achieving Extraordinary Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by nonprofit Mom-mentum on Friday, November 6th at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.The day-long conference boasts a full schedule of speakers and interactive workshops designed to give women the opportunity to reassess who and where they are in their careers and share personal and professional experiences with one another. Based in Massapequa Park, Mom-mentum provides leadership, education and advocacy to support mothers in meeting today’s professional and personal challenges. To make the most out of Achieving Extraordinary, attendees will be encouraged to put their phones away and listen.“We are bringing together a powerful group of female leaders to inspire action and continue to work toward moving the needle on women’s leadership,” says Mom-mentum Executive Director Alison LaFerlita. “We want to empower women to execute change.”According to LaFerlita, “Women are poised to become a majority in the workforce for the first time in US history. This year, we saw a 25-percent jump from the previous year in the number of women Fortune 500 CEOs. In the last decade, women-owned businesses nearly doubled in number, and now account for 40 percent of all US businesses.”In response to this projection, the organization has established a professional development service called the Mom-mentum Return-to-Work Program to give advice and assistance to both women in the workforce and those looking to return to work.“We are often asked how we can help women succeed in today’s world with so many demands, on both their personal and professional lives,” explains LaFerlita. “These requests inspired us to create a strong professional development service for women in all phases of their careers. This service is unique to all others, as it is a benefit of membership and a built-in support system to help you achieve extraordinary.”Conference emcee, Danielle Campbell, co-anchor for News12 Long Island, is a professional media executive and mother of four. Campbell’s charming persona will keep a lively conversation flowing, ensuring that the conference program moves along.While webinars can fill in the knowledge gap up to a point, there is no replacement for face-to-face presentations and networking to focus on the task at hand and spark creativity. The conference organizers are asking Long Island women leaders to go outside of their network, cultivate new contacts and meet new people in their industry.The conference begins at 8:30 am with breakfast, an exhibitor expo and networking. Immediately after, the first course, Building and Leading High Performance Teams and Leaders, is being presented by Ellen Cooperperson, CEO of Corporate Performance Consultants, an expert in the field of team building and a Certified Facilitator and Strategic Business Leadership coach.Cooperperson’s interactive workshop will show women how they can compare their leadership style in three critical areas and learn the best practices of highly successful women leaders. “You will learn how your greatest strength can become your greatest liability and how to identify your team member’s unique abilities and limitations to reach and exceed goals,” Cooperperson says.“An organization is a network of conversations,” she continues. “The ability to adapt your communication style to influence a group of diverse individuals and turn them into a cohesive winning team is key to your effectiveness as a leader.”Next on the day’s agenda is Liz Bentley, founder of Liz Bentley Associates, who will begin a conversation about the Leaky Talent Pipeline: Things That Hinder Women from Advancing or Advancing More Quickly.Bentley will talk about how women can build their confidence and overcome barriers, both internal and external, to their growth. She will offer strategies to address these unique challenges to help women be more impactful in their organization.The luncheon keynote speaker, Debra Sandler, touted as a Visionary Global C-Level Executive, will share her insights and experiences from her more than 30 years in corporate America and the boardroom. Sandler will also be sharing her views on how women who choose to work can create a world of limitless possibilities.The afternoon session is a panel of highly successful Long Island business experts led by moderator Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz, PC, who will be discussing the topic: Courageous Conversations: Voices of Work & Life.The interactive conversation between the panel and the conference attendees will explore ways to handle work-life balance and examine workplace policies and legislation that impacts the family, and will openly discuss how they achieved business success while managing their personal lives.Panelists include: Terri Alessi-Miceli, president of the HIA-LI; Scott Behson, professor of management at Farleigh Dickinson University; Yvonne Grant, president & CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; Hillary Needle, president of Hillary Needle Events; and Nassau County Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. Hope Zimmerman.Whether you are a CEO, a senior or a middle manager, an entrepreneur or a young emerging leader, Achieving Extraordinary: Women’s Leadership Conference will offer dynamic presenters, refreshingly relevant topics, and the chance to advance yourself while connecting with other inspiring business professionals.LaFerlita say that participants of this conference will come away with the latest information and tools needed to strengthen their leadership skills and have a greater influence and impact on their team.On Monday when it’s time to return to work, you will be encouraged to share what you’ve learned at the conference with your coworkers, and keep the Mom-mentum going.For more information or to purchase tickets, go to Mom-Mentum.orglast_img read more

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Accelerate project team performance through effective communication

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first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Alguard Mark Alguard is the President and Director of Client Strategy at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive.  Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Details As my colleague Jim Haack noted in last month’s article, 5 Insights from 10 Years of Project Team Alignment Meetings, the most consistent predictor of project team success is effective team communication.  In fact, according to the Harvard Business Review, the way teams communicate is a higher predictor of project team success than individual team member expertise, intelligence, and personality combined.  The question then presents itself, how can an organization be more strategic in their project team forming stage in order to maximize effective team communication?Bruce Tuckman, a psychology professor and expert in group dynamics, first defined the stages of group development in the 1960’s.  Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing are the stages any project team will inevitably pass through along the way to successful project delivery.  It is in the forming stage where the groundwork for effective team member communication is laid.  The forming stage goes beyond the careful selection of individual team members based on area of expertise and responsibility.  It is the project stage in which goals are identified, information is gathered, and team members begin to understand how they will work together to achieve an objective that is unattainable through individual efforts alone.  Here are three ways in which project teams can align towards more effective communication.Set Mutually Attainable Project Team GoalsEffective team member communication begins with a well-communicated project team goal.  From here, individual team member goals and priorities must be aligned towards the overall project mission.  Clear team member understanding of shared success and shared reward makes it quickly evident that the only way to communicate successfully on a project is with full honesty, frequency, and without withholding information.  Clarity and visibility in goal setting ensures that no two team members have individual goals that could be in conflict with each other and thus create a barrier to open communication.  When project goals are interdependent it is in each team member’s best interest to openly communicate project needs.Nurture Personal ConnectionsOh the dreaded team building exercise.  A quick Internet search will yield dozens of pages describing various team building fails ranging from the hokey Trust Game in which a team member falls in to the arms of her waiting colleagues, to death-defying activities such as cliff rappelling.  The problem with team building exercises is that they are often a violation of a team member’s personal space or comfort, or they have nothing to do with either the project itself, or the individual interests of team members.  But strong relationships between team members are a vital component of effective communication.  Research by MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory showed that the best predictors of productivity on high performing teams were a team’s energy and engagement outside of formal meetings.  How then to increase this type of energy and engagement?  Corporate challenges, such as community service events and health and wellness competitions present an opportunity for team members to rely on each other as part of a shared experience and towards a common purpose, but outside of their day to day job responsibilities.  According to Christine Riordan, Professor of management at the University of Kentucky, these types of challenges are embraced by many organizations in the pursuit of improved team camaraderie.  Simply scheduling common team member break times has been shown to improve the overall productivity of a team.  A successful camaraderie building effort will be more authentic than many of the contrived team building exercise we have experienced in the past.Encourage FranknessDuring the project team forming stage, team members strive to gain acceptance and avoid conflict.  Team members are more focused on themselves, gathering information, and plotting their individual project component delivery.  They are striving to make new friends, a good thing in terms of improved personal relationships, but the desire not to offend one-another can significantly stifle the type of open and honest communication teams need to reach the highest levels of performance.   Project team leaders can greatly accelerate team results by creating an environment in which members feel free to communicate their best ideas and expertise, especially that which is contrary to the views of other team members.  By setting the tone and ground rules for communication, especially when supported by strong organizational cultural values of mutual respect and accountability, project team leaders can be assured that the best ideas make it in to the discussion and bad news is shared and dealt with as well.  Our firm uses a formalized Issue Outline to deal with the stickiest project issues.  By taking the time to ensure project issues are described in no uncertain terms, the potential project impact is known, background information is outlined, and potential solutions are identified, the team surrounds an issue with actionable context and alleviates potential interpersonal conflicts that could arise.The most successful project teams are those that communicate with high consistency and frequency between all team members.  To get your project team communicating at the highest level, align individual interests by setting mutually attainable project team goals.  Create an environment that nurtures the interpersonal relationships of individual team members.  Make sure your project team leaders set the ground rules for open and honest communication.  Now sit back and watch your team accelerate towards even higher levels of success.last_img read more

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