30% is unsatisfied

(Source: Ruysdael research on connected leadership)


We have a clear picture on how parts of the overall result interrelate

Many professionals seem to be puzzled about the overall coherence of a team effort. Despite a global view on deliverables the specific interdependencies with other co-workers are not clear enough to create that coherence. This results in rework and stress. This could be solved by collective learning and knowledge transfer.

Shared context

A context is our personal story, perception or experience that frames the way we think and act. In groups the collective context, a coherent and shared ‘big picture’ of results and approach, stimulates co-creation and the willingness to participate.

The success strategy: We all recognize the big picture and we are willing to work together towards a collective outcome. We can discuss this factor using the following success markers:

  • Shared vision
  • Coherent overview
  • Interdependencies
  • Motivating outcome
  • Translate big picture


Individual improvement

Activate a way of thinking that connects the dots. Combine conceptional thinking with a sense for structure and details.

Activation questions:

  • Concept: What is the idea behind the results?
  • Details: What are specific details that matter?
  • Structuur: How does it all interrelate?

Team improvement

  • Focus on finding the connection
  • Respect and appreciate teh work of others
  • Create a strong group culture by communicating in the ‘we’ format.

Other interventions

Start meetings with an overall overview of the deliverables and dependencies.

Apply specific templates or structures for:

  • Defining work packages and tasks
  • Visualizing the overall results and scope of work