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October 12, 2006


Nicoline Braat

What I particularly found interesting about the afternoon was the question of what role men and women play in teams.

As part of the exercises we were split up in different type of groups; groups of men only, women only and mixed groups and we were observed to see what happened when we were given these tasks.

I was in a women only group and hilariously enough we all felt we had worked really well together, but perhaps had been a bit "too nice" and that if we would have been firmer, perhaps had been more productive.

We were given back some of the observations about typical women and men behaviour in groups, but I think one of the best conclusions of the afternoon was that it is not even so much about the mix of men and women, but it is important to consiously think about the composition of types of people in teams and try to create diversity in these. The same type of people in a team will lead to the same type of solutions. Enjoyed it!

James  Governor

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