Category: Team dynamics

It seems counter-intuitive advice to me as someone who believes positive relationships are the way to do business. But there is some curious research reported in People Management magazine this week, see here, that suggests its best simply to not to …

“Don’t be helpful” says the CIPD… really?! Read More »

We all admire a strong leader. They help people feel they can move mountains when faced with the impossible. As with all personality types though, great strengths are always combined with a downside. So are those with the big personalities …

Do strong leaders make good decisions? Read More »

Just reading the brilliant well researched book Quiet by Susan Cain about introverts in the Western workforce that mostly encourages extrovert behaviours.  These workplaces are designed to support extrovert behaviours including open plan offices, team working, group away days, reward …

Engaging introverted workers Read More »

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Working as a team under pressure is naturally important at Santa Ltd.  Knowing each others strengths and preferences can really help the reindeer team. During November 2012, the team underwent a Belbin team roles assessment to help them prepare for …

Team talk at Santa Ltd Read More »

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Recent research has again demonstrated the benefit of combining an employee survey with a social networking mapping tool to diagnose engagement issues in an organisation. This methodology offers insight into the interactions and collaboration within the workforce.

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