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May 11, 2017

Pilar talks to Paul Thoresen about developing teams, trust, and using surveys in organisations. 

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Paul talks about what he learned during his attendance to the
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology' conference in Orlando.

  • The importance of change management for organisational psychology professionals, most of what we introduce in organisations is going to involve change.

  • Experimenting vs piloting; they're different things.

Look for Episode 9 of the Evidence Talks podcast with Paul

  • There's a lot of research at the moment around teams. Paul recommends us to check out the work of Suzanne Bell

Teams and groups; not everyone forms a team and that's ok!

Sentiment analysis.

  • The importance of propensity to trust and swift trust.

(Check out episode 117 in this podcast, A Question of Trust and the blog post )

How we can show we have integrity, competence and benevolent in virtual teams?

Paul mentions this article from Science for Work:

Teams Going Virtual: Why Focusing on Trust Matters

To create strong teams, you need the processes around it.

Dissecting the team.

  • Using surveys in organisations.
    "Survey readiness checklist"

  • Dialogic OD

  • Paul's work. Social media as a support mechanism for freelancers.

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