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Calling out the right conversations

High performing teams manage to strike the perfect balance between constraints of processes and freedom for imagination and aspiration. How do they do that? By having the right conversations, at the right time. One of our favourite team work models explains how .
The team performance model by Drexler and Sibbet covers the different stages teams experience. By combining process theory and traditional group theory, the model makes it clear that certain fundamental conversations are needed to be held in order for a team to become a high performing one.

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This is just one of the models we use and practically apply to different team settings to help our clients move forward, whatever their end-goal may be. When knowing which signals, or symptoms even, too look for, one can identify indicate which stage a team currently is in and by that help them create necessary conditions to move forward.

To hear Dave Sibbet himself explain the origins of the theory, have a look here. You can also learn more here. The sketch-talk may not be the most inspiring one, but if you are interested in how to help your teams be the best they can be, we suggest you have a look, or at least ask us more about how to use this model practically.

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