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An introduction to Team relationships

The core of the work experience is the team. It’s within teams that people spend most of their working day; it’s their colleagues that define their day-to-day experience at work. 

More from the science on Team Relationships

We've done the work so you don't have to. Read summaries from the latest research on the science of team dynamics

Things for teams to try: Improving Team relationships

Tips, tricks and practical examples of things others have done to improve team relationships.

Things for organizations to try: Improving Team relationships

Organizations can try some of these ideas to bring structure and a sense of “what's normal” to team dynamics.

An introduction to Team co-operation

Co-operation between teams can affect levels of frustration, stress and sense of progress. Things go more smoothly when teams work well together, but frustrations quickly build when they don’t.

More from the science on Team co-operation

We’ve scoured the research to bring you the latest on the science of the linkages between teams.

Things for teams to try: Improving Team co-operation

Take a look at ways you and your team can improve cooperation with other teams

Things for organizations to try: Improving Team co-operation

Here are some ways you can create the relational rituals and structures to improve co-operation between teams in your organization...

An introduction to Friendships at work

It’s good for our spirits to have people around us who we care about and who care for us. Friendships help us deal with stress and they bring meaning to the work we do.

Things for teams to try: Improving Friendships at work

Read our suggestions for ways you and your team can foster friendships within your organization

Things for organizations to try: Improving Friendships at work

Here are a few ideas on how HR and senior leaders can help people invest in developing and maintaining friendships at work.

Top tips to foster and sustain great working relationships

Connect is the first of our Five Ways to Happiness at Work framework. These tips will help you foster and sustain great working relationships. Take ideas you like to your next team meeting.

Rebuilding Core Work Relationships While Returning to the Office

As organizations think about returning to the workplace, leaders need to make deliberate efforts to encourage positive social interaction amongst teams, while rethinking how the office fits into their business.

Top tips on improving the way we interact with others at work

Here are a few positive daily actions you can take to build your relationships, one interaction at a time.

The science of human connection

Team building has never been easy. The geographies we traverse to work together is making the task more difficult.

The power of the coffee-break

Formal mechanisms to look after wellbeing at work often overlook the happiness to be found in the informal routines of employees

The Science of Happiness: Connecting – why relationships at work matter

With Connect being the most important component of The Five Ways, creators Nic Marks and Dr. Jody Aked show us how teams can create real friendships in the workplace.