In the two-day TEAM WORKSHOP, we look at processes within teams. How can we understand unconscious group dynamics and resolve conflicts more effectively?
WORKSHOP TEAM will take place in German on Friday, 25.10. from 1.30pm to 7pm and on Saturday, 26.10.2019 from 9am to 4pm at MIND Institute SE, Werderschen Markt 12 in Berlin Mitte.
Working Team Dynamics
Understanding unconscious group dynamics and managing them better
Most of us have experienced a situation where a group does not function effectively even though everything seemed to click at first. Find out what really makes a team player. Understanding the ‘language’ of a team is as important to the team leader as it is to each group member. Explore how insights and techniques from the field of group analysis can enrich and deepen your knowledge about teams and learn about the unwritten rules that exist in every team.
Transforming conflicts into new motivations
Conflict can be a good thing – as long as you know how to manage it productively. Dissatisfaction, bullying or the open escalation of disputes usually stem from a prior history that has not been fully explored and understood. Learn to resolve conflicts confidently or to prevent them from arising in the first place. Conscious engagement with emotions such as anger, resentment and envy plays a central role here.
with Rebekka Haug, Psychologist (M.Sc.)
What is the „Team“ training about?
People are social creatures. Most of us spend our working days moving between groups – at team meetings, in ad hoc working groups or having informal exchanges with colleagues. Some groups seem to work well, others less so. What makes the difference? Whether an interaction works or a group task can be effectively implemented does not always depend solely on the commitment and knowledge of the individual members. In this programme, we look at different group dynamics, what influence they have on our work and how they can be changed.
What is special about the psychoanalytic approach?
It takes more than a common goal for groups and teams to work together effectively. If subliminal conflicts exist or the future of an organisation is in question, even innovative working methods may not be the answer. It is often difficult to work out exactly what is preventing productive cooperation. The psychoanalytic approach alerts participants to underlying, unconscious dynamics and makes it possible to find a language for them. Corporate structures can be better reflected from this perspective, conflict can be used as an opportunity for change and working groups can be steered back to the task at hand.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is aimed at managers and employees who want to understand how groups and teams remain productive and capable of working effectively, i.e. all those who are looking for insights into team development methods, who want to tackle conflicts and conflict management effectively, or who want to reflect on and influence hierarchical structures and the distribution of roles.
Our programme is suitable for team leaders, team members, managers with leadership responsibility, coaches and anyone else with an interest in group dynamics.
How can this improve my working day?
The psychoanalytic approach provides a way of tackling unconscious blockages and seeks to remove them within the working groups. Enabling and maintaining synergies will boost the effectiveness of a company and its employees. If a team works well together and enjoys doing so, the available personnel can complement each other instead of slowing one another down.
M.Sc. Psych. Sophie Grußendorf