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  1. Great practical advice, and it challenges the potential peacemaker as much as the others involved. Resolving conflict involves respect and compromise, and those are things a lot of people don’t like to extend to those they disagree with. Thanks for writing!

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  2. Thanks Jess for sharing your thoughts!

    I loved the thought of not moving team member from one group to another thinking he will find a group to gel with. It is important to have conversation at first place

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  3. great job!

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  4. Great article Jessica, it definitely gave me something to think about. My co-working relations have not always been positive, and so I found this info really helpful.

    Thanks

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  5. You make a lot of good points here. I work in software development and have experienced a lot of what you discussed, especially when dealing with groups in different parts of the organization (business vs IT). We started doing agile software development and I can say that it has really helped break those walls down. We (in development) work much closer with those who will be using our software (our business groups) and get their feedback early on. There is a mutual respect as we all work towards the same goal.

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  6. good post

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  8. Very nice concept and way to present. Just amazing.

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  9. nice information. thanks..

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  10. Hi Jessica,

    A couple of years ago, at the point when I was in UX/product design for almost 7 years, I had a very similar realization. The number one reason why good products don’t happen (and why good ones don’t become great) is team misalignment.

    At the time, I was coaching startup teams at a couple of Dutch accelerators, and saw first hand how conflict and team disconnect disrupts groups’ process and result in unsatisfactory product results.

    It made me change the way I look at what’s important in my work, and to start The Team Canvas (http://theteamcanvas.com), a free tool that was used by thousands team leaders and facilitators (from Philips, IDEO, ustwo, thoughtworks, SAP among others) to foster better team alignment.

    I’m very much in sync with your thinking here, and want to validate your observations with my personal experience.

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  11. Nice! I’ve also been trying gamification which seems to be going pretty well

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  12. Really helpful post, Very good concep, team is very important at any place.

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  13. Really good post. I think open communication is always the most important when dealing with people in general.

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  14. Really nice article. I worked in a company that got “destroyed” by internal conflicts and I completely agree with eveything you said about this subject

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  15. Valuable advices, I’ll try to use them in my team work.

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  16. My team work remotely and so far for us it’s been smooth sailing. Would hate to have to play peacemaker at work!

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  17. A really helpful post with great points about communication. Useful for anyone who needs to communicate, even if there’s no conflict happening.

    Thanks for writing this!

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  19. Sorry, commenting is closed on this article.