Where people work together there are always issues that cost time and energy. These can be caused by internal or external factors. When teams are newly formed it can take some time to get rid of reservations and establish trust. Sometimes communication fails just because of misunderstandings, or conflicting agendas, or because the connection isn’t there, or perhaps because people haven’t found the best way to approach each other.

To develop resilient, effective teams, the members need to understand themselves and their impact in the team as well as responding to what is happening in the environment.

This is the world of dogs. When teams work with the dogs the default patterns of behaviour are likely to be repeated. Teams members are then able to adjust and experiment with new strategies until they become effective.

This experience then becomes the foundation for new highly effective team relationships.