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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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...
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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...

Six great platforms for online teamwork

If you want online teamwork, email is a useless tool. You send a message to the team: some respond only to you, some to everyone, others not at all. Rapidly a huge amount of email traffic has emerged, with lots of messages called ‘question...

Six steps on the intervention ladder of the team coach

Sometimes I facilitate a team and I don’t actually need to do much. Just my presence, a curious look, a surprising nod, the setting, the agenda, attention: it does the job. Or rather: the team does it. In other situations I need to...

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...

The undercurrent in teams – diving into the team dynamics

It is common knowledge that there is a lot more going on in teams than what is on the formal agenda. Team dynamics are invisible patterns of behavior that strongly influence the visible performance of a team. If you want to be an effective team...

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...

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...
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