Listen to the dialogue between Head of Marketing (HM) and Marketing Manager (MM).
HM: how do you think that the new team members are setting in?
MM: very well on the whole, I think the team is starting to get quite nicely.
HM: so how have you been organizing things?
MM: well I’ve been stressing that everybody – even the new assistants- can have a real influence on our marketing strategy.
HM: And what does that mean practically speaking?
MM: we’re having a weekly team meeting at which everyone ha the chance to have their say.
HM: that’s good, if everyone gets a proper chance to voice their opinions.
MM: absolutely. And the junior guys know that it’s OK for them to say what they really think.
HM: you’re happy then, that the team is working well together.
MM: yes. The new marketing assistants are all getting along and helping each other out with problems.
HM: And are the Project Managers linking up OK?
MM: they seem to be, yes. There’s been a good atmosphere at the first management meetings away.
HM: Good, we don’t want them getting over-competitive.
MM: There’s healthy competition between them obviously, but nothing that seems over the top.
HM: So they’re all sharing infomp3ation contacts and so on?
MM: Yes, there’s really nothing to worry about.
HM:OK, I wanted to talk to you about possible team-building exercises as well.
MM: so you’re still keen on doing some proper training for that?
HM: Definitely, I think it could be very important for teamwork.
MM: well, if we’ve got the budget to do that, then sure. It sounds like a great idea.