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The evolution of a team – part 5

  It’s a kind of magic. “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek, Poet and Peace Activist. “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land, American scientist, inventor and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. You have just reached the Holy Grail of ‘Team Developers’. […]

The evolution of a team – part 4

Ok. Maybe we need some ground rules. “Most conduct is guided by norms rather than by laws. Norms are voluntary and are effective because they are enforced by peer pressure.” ― Sir Paul Collier, CBE and Professor of Economics and Public Policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. From my […]

The evolution of a team – part 3

Sturm und Drang “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.” – M. Scott Peck “Hey, I have an issue with my new team. Last week they were all exchanging stories about their previous projects, smiling and walking to lunch together and now they are all speaking ill of each other, shouting and now two guys have […]

The evolution of a team – part 2

It’s nice to meet you. Let’s be friends “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln I must refer back to my example in my previous blog post – The evolution of a team Part 1. You gather a group of people to perform a task, a project […]

The evolution of a team – part 1

I am writing this series of blog posts to help managers, leaders or a servant-leaders understand the situations (and reasons behind them) that they can face while working with a group of people – specifically those related to the stages of group development process. It will not be an easy-to-read, ‘silver bullet type’ series. However, […]