Teamwork: whatever else it might be, it’s an issue that is always needing attention.
Unquestionably desirable, yet all too often elusive in practice, teamwork is a problem. And a knotty one. Without really contradicting each other, different authorities on the subject have long found room to focus on multiple different facets of the team challenge: types, purposes, size, contributing roles, dynamics, dysfunctions and processes of development. 
vp-adminHow to facilitate, when teamwork starts to tear
I like to think that if he had not become an eminent educational psychologist, Bruce Tuckman would have been a successful lyricist in the world of pop music. It’s now more than fifty years since the seminal paper (1) in which he coined the phrase ‘Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing’ and gave us a catchy refrain or ‘hook’ on which to hang our understanding of the process through which small groups develop. The snag, as with so many songs, is that the chorus is the only bit that we remember clearly.
vp-adminTalking team development: the voices of Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing
Each of us has a personal but largely unconscious profile of ‘voices’ which shapes the way we talk and the impact we make. We each favour some voices, and often over-rely on them, while neglecting others.
The effect is not only to leave us less versatile than we could be and need to be, but also deaf and blind to our own inflexibilities and to the consequences of some of our actions.
By bringing your personal pattern of voices, and its impact on others, into conscious awareness, VoicePrint makes your personal, inter-personal and organisational skill-set more complete, more agile and more effective.