WLP121 Building Teams and Diagnosing Organisations

In this episode, Pilar talks to Paul Thoresen, organisational consultant, about developing teams, trust and using surveys in organisations. 

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You can follow our conversation and the links we mention with the show notes below. 

Paul on Twitter https://twitter.com/surveyguy2
Paul on Medium https://medium.com/@SurveyGuy2

Paul talks about what he learned during his attendance to the
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology' conference in Orlando. http://www.siop.org/conferences/17con/

  • The importance of change management for organisational psychology professionals, most of what we introduce in organisations is going to involve change.

  • Experimenting vs piloting; they're different things.

Look for Episode 9 of the Evidence Talks podcast with Paul

Teams and groups; not everyone forms a team and that's ok!

Sentiment analysis.

  • The importance of propensity to trust and swift trust.

(Check out episode 117 in this podcast, A Question of Trust and the blog post https://virtualteamtalk.com/2016/11/05/trust-in-teams-1/ )

How we can show we have integrity, competence and benevolent in virtual teams?

Paul mentions this article from Science for Work:

Teams Going Virtual: Why Focusing on Trust Matters

To create strong teams, you need the processes around it.

Dissecting the team.

  • Using surveys in organisations.
    "Survey readiness checklist"

  • Dialogic OD

  • Paul's work. Social media as a support mechanism for freelancers.

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