10 Towards a pragmatic model of team function and dysfunction

David Clutterbuck



Either explicitly or tacitly, definitions of team coaching tend to refer either to performance, as the primary aim of the intervention, or to an improvement in team awareness and collaboration, from which performance benefits may subsequently emerge. Among the former are Thornton (2010, p. 122), Clutterbuck (2010) and Hawkins (2014, p. 80). Among the latter are Kets de Vries (2005, p. 68), Hackman and Wageman (2005, p. 269) and Hardingham, Brearley, Moorhouse, and Ventner (2004). To illustrate the contrast and compare, I choose here one example of each, “A learning intervention designed to increase collective capability and performance of a group or team, through ...

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