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The Team Fruit Bowl

A Fruity Look at Teambuilding

About the Book

Welcome to "The Team Fruit Bowl," an exploration of team dynamics through the vivid and vibrant metaphor of a fruit bowl. In this book, we'll examine how, much like the assorted fruits in a bowl, each team member brings their unique flavours, textures, and nutrients to the whole

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    • Software Engineering
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About the Author

Bob Marshall
Bob Marshall

My name is Bob Marshall and these days I most often describe myself as an Organisational Psychotherapist. Which is to say, I bring psychotherapy techniques out of the therapy room and into the organisation as a whole. When trying to change the culture and thinking of a whole organisation, what better way than Organisational Psychotherapy?

In decades of experience working with technical businesses, I’ve come to realise that technical skills pale into insignificance beside our ability to nurture productive collaborative relationships. If you’re in an organisation that wants to improve things for the better, you may find Organisational Psychotherapy of appreciable benefit.

I have for the past eighteen years headed Falling Blossoms – the UK’s first Organisational Psychotherapy provider – serving organisations undertaking major transformation change in their search to become more humane, people-oriented and productive.

I’m the originator of Rightshifting and the creator of the Marshall Model (Dreyfus for the Organisation), as well as Prod•gnosisEmotioneering and FlowChain; the enterprise-wide approach to developing software-intensive products and services.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Foreword - 1
  • Acknowledgements - 3
  • Prologue - 5
  • 1. Introduction - 7
  • 2. The Team Banana - 13
  • 3. The Team Pomegranate - 18
  • 4. The Team Kumquat - 22
  • 5. The Team Pear - 27
  • 6. The Team Apple - 31
  • 7. The Team Orange - 36
  • 8. The Team Grape - 42
  • 9. The Team Pineapple - 48
  • 10. The Team Watermelon - 53
  • 11. The Team Mango - 57
  • 12. The Team Strawberry - 63
  • 13. The Team Blueberry - 68
  • 14. The Team Peach - 72
  • 15. The Team Lemon - 77
  • 16. The Team Raspberry - 82
  • 17. The Team Coconut - 88
  • 18. The Team Kiwi - 93
  • 19. The Team Fruit Bowl - 97
  • 20. Cultivating Your Team Fruit Bowl: The Final Harvest - 101
  • 21. Appendices - 104
  • About the Author - 105
  • Colophon - 107
  • Afterword - 109

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