Archive for May, 2016

How do we find belonging at work?

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May 25th, 2016

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Belonging touches what is core to our human experience, as social beings, about where, and sometimes how, we find ourselves in relation to others, and perhaps what we can create together as a result. When we’re muttering about ‘management’ or talking down about ‘the team’ we distance ourselves from the people that make up these […]

The Sun is Out, The Sky is Blue, Surely A Team-Building Day is Due?

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May 19th, 2016

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Any of us who have worked in anything but the smallest of organisations for a number of years are likely to have experienced all sorts of team-building initiatives. Bowling and beer, Belbin profiling, summer away-days with obstacle courses (loved and loathed in equal measure) – I’m sure you can add to the long list of […]

Who do we trust in times of change?

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May 11th, 2016

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Recently I was with a group of leaders reflecting upon the numerous changes they are trying to navigate their teams through – redundancies, mergers, new roles, new processes, and of course “doing more with less”. We were using Kubler-Ross’ classic change curve (1) to identify reactions to the changes, both amongst the leaders themselves and […]