How do you turn a group into a high-performing team?

By Megan Meredith Do you recognise any of these in your team? A group of talented individuals just can’t seem to perform as a team? Even if incentivised to collaborate, people still seem to do their own thing? One or two people are singled out as the especially difficult or […]

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Turning a blind eye – organisational abuse

By Bev Thomas Amidst the abhorrence of high profile celebrity convictions for sexual abuse, institutional scandals and most recently, the revelations about widespread abuse in Rotherham, attention has quite rightly turned to those individuals and institutions that may have harboured knowledge about the behaviour of these perpetrators, and done nothing […]

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Organisational culture in the NHS

By Judith Bell Why is it important and how can an unhelpful culture be identified? Organisational culture is ‘how we do things round here’.  It represents the collective values and beliefs of the people who work in the organisation and is influenced by its history, its primary task, key individuals, […]

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Staff and teams in conflict – Identifying the root cause

By Bev Thomas Tavistock Consulting has a long history of working with staff in conflict, but in the last five years we have seen increasing referrals for more senior clinical staff and, in particular, for consultants whose working relationships have broken down. Our approach to understanding conflict between staff is […]

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Digital Innovation – Why it doesn’t always work out

By Dr Kay Trainor Organisations and those who lead them have extraordinarily powerful tools at their disposal for achieving change. Vast amounts of information, significant resources, sophisticated techniques, and renowned experts to name a few.  Yet, no matter how rational or sensible or digitally advanced the plans produced from these […]

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Our approach to: Systems-psychodynamic thinking

The theory: At Tavistock Consulting we apply a ‘systems-psychodynamic’ theory of change to our work with organisations. This label refers to the application and integration of three overlapping frameworks of thinking and research, which together offer a heuristic approach to understanding organisations and the behaviour of those who work within […]

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