People in most workplaces talk about building the team, working as a team, my team, and how to create an environment of teamwork but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Here are twelve tips for building successful work teams that you can use in your organization

Nothing affects employee morale more insidiously than persistent workplace negativity. It saps the energy of your organization and it diverts the critical attention from work and performance that you want to be the focus of your employees' efforts.
Workplace negativity has a spiraling effect on your workforce. One negative employee can infect a department or a work team. Addressing worker negativity is a priority. Learn more about how.

Great managers break every rule perceived as “conventional wisdom,” when dealing with the selection, motivation, and development of staff. The Gallup organization studied the work of managers who had successful track record leading people.
Learn the management success secrets of 80,000 successful managers in human resource management and development..

Performance appraisals, or performance reviews, as they have traditionally been approached in organizations are fundamentally flawed. They hurt employees' morale, demoralize managers and interfere with supportive, effective work relationships.
The adoption of a performance management system instead will improve both employee performance and employee motivation..

Interested in keeping your best employees? Retention is a challenge because employees have so many options. Retention requires a competitive ​salary and great benefits. However, retention of your best requires a whole lot more. Employee involvement, recognition, advancement, development, and pay based on performance just get you started in your quest to retain your best.

Looking for ways to impress a potential employer? Want to make your resume or job application stand out from the pack?
In the past few weeks, employers have reviewed thousands of resumes and applications for thousands of different positions. They've interviewed thousands of candidates and brought hundreds back for a second, more intense round of interviews. Here's what you need to know that rang their chimes.

Ask anyone in your workplace what treatment they most want at work. They will likely top their list with the desire to be treated with dignity and respect. You can demonstrate respect with simple, yet powerful actions.
These ideas will help you avoid needless, insensitive, unmeant disrespect, too. You can gain respect from your coworkers, too. Read more about respect..