31% is satisfied

(Source: Ruysdael research on connected leadership)

We easily team up with others to improve our personal work

Survey results show that improving together is not the highest priority at work (31% satisfied, 45% neutral, 24% unsatisfied). Not everybody has a personal drive to improve in a team setting, but if the setting is right, this might stimulate the behaviour.  High performing teams need professionals that are inspired by collective improvement to cope with the challenges ahead.


Co-creation is about synergy between interdependent professionals. It is a high performance way of collaboration, based on presence, agility and a seamless flow of ideas, information and activities.

The success strategy: Work together, be powerful and smart. We inspire each other and we proactively align towards achieving sustainable results. We can discuss this factor using the following success markers:

  • Who knows what
  • Proactive alignment
  • Seamless flow
  • Inspire each other
  • Improve together


Individual improvement

Most people find it easy to accept feedback for improvement when received within the context of a proper relationship and common goal. An active attitude stimulates this context. You could ask yourself:

  • What do I need to ask for feedback? (Instead of waiting for it)
  • What went well and what could be improved next time?

Ask others for feedforward (what do you feel I could improve in the future?)

Team improvement

Every team member has a unique way of working. Give feedback, find new ways and share expectations.

  • Express expectations
  • Align expectations
  • Create a common frame of understanding
  • Give feedback when expectations are met or not
  • Realign

Other interventions

Use the closing of a meeting to learn together and find small improvements for the next meeting or conversation.

Set up reflection-meetings with others (customers, experts).