Welcome to the Working in Teams Resource page. Here you’ll find resources and links about working effectively in groups and teams.
Group Skills FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Advocacy and Inquiry – explained and explored
Zin Obelisk – a powerful group exercise exploring group dynamics
What is a team? – a useful and clear definition and some quotes to inspire you
Conversation and Listening in Groups – two simple models and some links to further reading
A model for an effective team process – a process for a group getting work done well
Effective Group Working – exploring the positive and negative behaviours in groups
Three Types of Team – the ideal team and the teams that don’t function well
Group Dynamics Gallery – what effective group working looks like visually
Enjoying and Getting the Most from Cultural Differences in Groups – some advice and activities
Where should we meet as a group ? – some practical advice
Being heard in your group – how to ensure your voice is heard in your group
Dysfunctional Group Behaviours – what behaviours limit the performance of a group or team?
A Group Contract – how we embed group behaviours consistently in a group – also known as “Groundrules”
Debriefing your Group – a useful set of questions
Reflecting on your group’s performance – some resources and activities.
Feedback – what Participants Say About the Working in Teams Sessions
Here are some links to resources on this web site that can help you to explore Group Dynamics more deeply.
Brainstorming – What it is and some alternative ways to collect ideas in a group
The Three Tests for Change – when a group makes a decision, three different types of approach often surface in different group members
Sleeping on group decisions – why splitting meetings into two can be important
Burying your head in the clouds – how to be grounded in your group
“Group Dynamics is the term that describes the relationship within and between groups. These dynamics can be positive or negative, helpful or unhelpful to the group in achieving its goals, tasks or purpose. They are dynamic because they change and can be influenced by how group members see, experience and react to, each other. Good group dynamics are essential to working effectively in a group or team.” Paul Levy