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“Every team is a living organism and cannot be consciously controlled from outside.”


Teams are used where there is a need for several individuals to combine their abilities so that together they can master a complex task. To fully exploit the potential of a team, the aims and needs of the individual members, the group and the organisation need to be harmonised with each other. The team is seen as a space in which every team member adopts a role in order to take joint responsibility in the pursuit of a collective goal.

Team development often serves to improve communication and collaboration as well as strengthen mutual trust.

Teams should be understood as “a place of learning” (Kurt Lewin), as a place for attaining goals that involve both actual content and interpersonal relations. This means that I understand team development as a process in which all team members are actively involved and achieve self-development.