Understanding Team Dynamics Through InstantDebriefing

PIETER VAN PROOIJEN – A basic understanding of the undercurrent within team dynamics enables team performance. An undercurrent manifests itself when ‘something’ is going on, but we do not know exactly where it’s coming from. Using a...

Collaborate online in a virtual team

Joitske Hulsebosch and Sibrenne Wagenaar – Working in a virtual team differs from working in a normal, co-located team. Building relationships, sharing information, making decisions, working together; these group processes will have new...

7 Habits of the Highly Effective Team Coach

Team coaching is a respectable profession. Many are great team coaches without being aware of it, while others are actively trying to improve. Some are naturally good team coaches, but most people learn it with trial and error. Here are seven...

Team coaching is hands off

Coaching is essentially to help someone develop. A coaching relationship is temporary and the coachee should become more independent. These two key words, ‘development’ and ‘independent’, equally apply to team coaching....
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Six puzzles for the team coach

Working with groups can be pretty exciting. Numerous colleagues find it a pleasure and a challenge to help groups and teams develop. Sometimes in the role of team leader or project leader, sometimes as a consultant, trainer or team coach. What...
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A Rainbow of Team Role Tests

Management Drives? Insights Discovery, Lumina Spark or Enneagram? Or just simply Belbin? There is an abundance of models on the market to map team roles. Countless companies and organizations have already adopted one of them. Increasingly, these...

Unblaming: how leaders create safety

JAN VAN VELDHUIZEN – We all crave for safety and acceptance. And when you are a formal or situational leader, safety is your responsibility. But how do you create this social safety? Watch this 5min TEDx talk to discover a clear and...

The team role test, horoscopes and Mondriaan

Personality and team role tests are big business. Entire ministries have themselves measured. Countless teams are comparing scores at their annual off-site. The average professional has experienced at least three of such tests. It all started...

The undercurrent in teams: basic needs in group dynamics

Why is the undercurrent in teams so fascinating? Because most group behavior cannot be understood from the actions of separate individuals. Apparently there are other, largely unseen ‘forces’ at work. We notice that ‘something’ is going on, but...
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