Practices of Dynamic Collaboration

A Dialogical Approach to Strengthening Collaborative Intelligence in Teams

  • Jan De Visch
  • Otto Laske

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

About this book


This book provides senior managers, project- and program managers, team coaches and team leaders with thought and management tools for potentiating self-organization and creating collaborative intelligence in teams. Adapted and expanded from the 2018 Dynamic Collaboration: Strengthening Self-Organization and Collaborative Intelligence in Teams, the book aids readers in establishing team structures optimal for shared leadership, based on the longitudinal adult development of contributors, especially as team members. Drawing from theoretical and empirical research on social-emotional and cognitive development since 1975, the authors create a provocative paradigm of forming, managing, evaluating and linking teams into networks. They introduce an empirically validated team typology and workspace analysis of dialogue spaces called ‘We-Spaces’.

Featuring real world examples and cases of teams that have become self-organizing, this book is a valuable resource for upper and middle level managers, CEOs, Board of Directors as well as consultants, researchers and academics in human resource management, adult development, team building, leadership and organizational management.


Collaborative Intelligence Self-organization in Teams Organizational Team dynamics Societal We-Spaces Adult development over the lifespan Organizational Management Developmentally-based team typology Cognitive coaching in teams Downward Team Division Upward Team Division Team Governance Team Dialogue We-Spaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan De Visch
    • 1
  • Otto Laske
    • 2
  1. 1.Connect & Transform, MechelenCatholic University of Leuven - Flanders Business School (FBS)LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Interdevelopmental Institute (IDM)GloucesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-42548-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-42549-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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