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Know yourself. How to be a better teammate.

Every person is unique. Some of our traits are gained from genetics, some are ingrained in us by Environment during upbringing. Our whole life makes every one of us completely different… In a place of work, people doing the same job are still only slightly similar in their knowledge and capabilities. Some of our behaviours […]

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, […]

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome – Or Not?

Whether you’re fan of the genre or not, you must’ve seen a war movie sometime in your history. One in which a group of Commandos, Marines or just regular grunts was set to fight against masses of vicious foes. So imagine this setting: a small squad, not even a dozen of people, sets of to […]

Conflict Avoidance Will Ruin Your Team

There are organizations which are managed by conflict. You can actually feel cortisol in the air once there, with people actually yelling, staggering amount of sick leaves and industry record high rotation. Rumor has it, it doesn’t happen very often in IT companies, which, as we all know, are relaxed, cool and fun to work […]