September 9, 2015

The Bullsh*t Jargon of ‘Team’

What does it mean to be a ‘team player’? Are you one? Am I? Surely it depends on the team. Is it a real team, or wishful thinking? Perhaps we need to distinguish between an effective team and a dysfunctional one. My suspicion is that talk of ‘team’ and ‘team building’ by senior management are…

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December 11, 2014

Team dynamics naturally

I spent a considerable part of this morning watching a team of fisherman haul in last nights catch, spread their nets out on the beach, examine them, repair them and then fold them back into their boat on the shore. This happens every day. Why is this interesting, other than that is something I don’t…

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