Working in a really good team and achieving great outcomes can be simultaneously be one of the most satisfying and most challenging experiences we can have. The dynamics in teams are never static – you can’t “set and forget”. However, despite the fact that most people spend a significant part of their working lives in teams, the knowledge of what dynamics are at play in teams and how to effectively lead and work through those dynamics are not well understood and often dismissed with a simplistic “3 steps to ….” type of approach.
I work with teams and team leaders to assist them to build their capacity to understand and pay attention to the dynamics influencing individual and group behaviours and to put in place processes and approaches that help them become a robust, dynamic, creative, high performing team with experience, knowledge and wisdom that individual team members can transfer to future teams either as team members or team leaders.
Teams will experience some similar but also some very different dynamics depending on their stage of development or the external or internal challenges that they are facing which is why simplistic solutions or “recipes” are generally inadequate.
For example, each of these teams will experience different dynamics and challenges: