Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

Christina Clark

Christina has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and comes to Birkman with a wealth of creative talent. A true marketer at heart, she is passionate about the fine arts, music, and being creative. Originally from Chicago, Christina moved to Texas 2 years ago and has finally learned to adapt to the heat - well, almost! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, reading, and cooking.

Tips for Team Building During Company Growth

It’s an exciting time for your company—you’re growing rapidly and have seen a significant boost in sales, revenue, and company reputation. But you also notice that your employees don’t seem as excited about these advancements as you are. In fact, they seem less motivated than ever before.  

Believe it or not, this is a common challenge that many companies face when they experience a period of rapid growth. While this newfound success can feel like an all-encompassing thrill, it is critical that you keep the most important asset of your organization at the top of mind— your people.

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Leading a Team With Diverse Personalities

All leaders have a variety of traits in common that contribute to the growth and success of an organization. But what can separate a good leader from a great one is the ability to communicate and connect with teams. While this may seem easy to achieve, even the most respected leaders must continually practice and refine these skills.

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Experiencing Conflict on Your Team? Here's How to Make it Positive

Conflict within a team is inevitable, but it doesn’t always have to be debilitating. In fact, handling conflict constructively can actually strengthen a team, fostering development and trust.

When problems arise, it's easy for people to display some less than desirable behaviors. As unpleasant as they may be, they are a natural reaction to dealing with stress. When trying to recognize conflict in the workplace, it is helpful to be aware of some of the most common stress behaviors. These include: 1) becoming uncomfortable and withdrawing from the situation, 2) rapidly trying to come up with a solution to fix the problem, even if it is not in the best interest of the team, 3) finding someone to blame. If these types of behaviors are left unchecked within a team for too long, it could eventually become damaging to productivity. 

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