Working forms

The Team Development Cards host a wide variety of applications. Below we outline a number of working forms you can use in team settings or individually.

Team setting
The Team Development Cards can be used in a variety of ways during different phases of team development. Below you will find working forms for the starting phase, the interval and the closing phase.

How long do you do about a session depends on the group size and the purpose you have in mind. Do you aim exploration of who is who, connect to the objectives and get insights where you are as an individual and team stands. May suffice two rounds with the team members. When you have a group of 20 members and everyone speaks two minutes per round, you need a total of 80 minutes. With a good introduction and conclusion it takes as a total process approximately 1,5 hours. If the group is smaller than this obviously varies. A specific topic or theme can also ask for more time as a team thus frolic.

The proces is as follows:
Shuffle the cards in such a way that team members won’t draw the sun or moon all the time. The cards are in the middle of the group with their information face down, so that the participants can’t see which card they draw. Every team member takes a card in turn, absorbs the effect of the picture, reads the text to him/herself and (feels) thinks that this card means or does to him/her. Then the team member shares her/his insights with the team.

If you have a goal to need more insights of a theme, discuss a bottleneck, innsights of the fristrations of a team, lack of trust or discuss on conflicts.
As facilitator your choose a theme from the different aspects that is topical. For example, team members who can’t work together properly due to the roles these member have. In this case the facilitator then chooses the aspects: archetype, roles and values, and has every team member choose a card. Each team member reads –in turn- the aspect and the description in front of the rest of the team and then denotes to what extent the card means something to her/him. The dialogue about the different roles gives depth to the process.

If the goal is to evaluate from what went well and what can we do differently netxt time, what can we learn from eachother. Each team member takes a card in turn, absorbs the picture, reads the text to him/herself and (feels) thinks what this card means or does to him/her. Then the team member shares her/his insights with the team. The dialogue creates an evaluating ending.

To use the Team Development Cards individually, you can start with the following working forms:

For this working form you pick for each subject a card and put it with the backside on top.
groeimodel - Stopping: The aspect which is put here is something you need to investigate in order to find out if it is worth ending and to let go of.
- Continuing: The aspect which is put here is meant to encourage you to continue with it.
- Developing: The aspect which is put here might possibly need further personal development.
- Parking: This aspect could materialise in the future, but for now you need to park it. You do not need to do anything with it for now.
After that one by one takes the cards in turn and starts reflecting on the meaning af the showed aspect in relation to the subject. This result in nice insights and you will discover your blind spots.
Give me high-five modell

In this working form a card is drawn per question.
- Starting with the thumb up: what are you proud of?
- The index finger: where are you heading?
- The middle finger up: what are you angry at?
- The ring finger denotes: what are you loyal to?
- The little finger represents: when do you feel small?

For other models as working forms please see downloads under Support .

Important is to shuffle the cards in such a way that you won’t always pick a sun or moon.
The cards are face down, so that you can’t see which card you pick.