Team supervisionCaring for interpersonal relationships
These are spaces for team members to talk to each other, during their working hours, in order to nurture interpersonal relations. These spaces matter a lot, even when the team is doing well, because connection requires attention.
When should you ask me for team supervision?
- The team has tough issues to discuss and prefers to have external support to address them.
- You are aware of the added value of these moments of relational hygiene in a team and of how much they contribute to the communication flow and therefore to collaboration.
- There is an accumulation of tension and the unsaid within the team.
- Team members seem to be afraid to express themselves in meetings. The level of gossip in the organisation is very high. People express themselves outside of meetings, and away from their superiors’ ears.
- The values announced externally are not lived: there is a significant gap between the organisation's stated values and internal behaviour.
- The atmosphere is gloomy, people withdraw into themselves.
- Long and sometimes unexplained sick leaves are numerous and increasing.
- Team members reconnect with each other and are often relieved to realise that they have more in common than they imagined.
- It fosters hope and trust, and often brings joy back into the organisation.
- It brings ease and a fresh impetus to work together.
- It gives energy to people and therefore to projects.
- It allows open or latent conflicts to be resolved.
- It helps people learn to dare speak out.
How does it work in practice?
- The frequency of supervision sessions and the way of working depend on each team' specific situation and needs.
- To reap the benefits, a supervision process requires a minimum of three sessions of 2 to 3 hours for a team of 8 to 10 people.
- Sessions are usually held at the workplace but can also take place in my studio in the centre of Bern or in a third party space.
- I speak English or French. Participants can also speak German.
Free quotation on request, after prior telephone discussion.
My practice is rooted in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), collective intelligence tools, and the facilitation methods developed by Generation Purpose.