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...

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...

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...
community garden as a metaphor for teams

Collegiality in the Community Garden Team

Oddly enough it is not unusual to assign a group of people a task and to say: “now you are a team.” We all know that to call a group a team doesn‘t make it work like one. In my practice as a team coach, I see that actually most...

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...

Twenty models to identify team roles

Team Roles, that’s no longer a joke. The personality test is big business. Some models are owned by global consulting and training firms. Others are more or less successful clones and spin-offs. Some go back thousands of years. And others...

Gender diversity in teams: differences and preferences

Are men’s teams different from women’s teams? Can you talk about it or is it taboo? Does one have advantages over the other? And what is your personal preference if you had to choose? During the final day of the Team Coaching...
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