Tips for Your “At-Home” Team


For several years, we've been studying teams as they live and work together in confined environments with little or no physical contact with "outsiders."

For example, we've gathered data from teams that lived in a small simulated space habitat in Houston at NASA for 45 days, and from deep sea saturation dive teams in the Bay of Bengal as they lived in and conducted dives from a small hyperbaric chamber for 28 days at a time. We also studied a crew that lived in physical isolation on the side of a volcano in Hawaii for 8 months, and teams of astronauts during week-long undersea training missions off the coast of Florida. In several of our studies, team members shared with us the biggest work and personal challenges they faced each day and how they and their team responded to those challenges. Meanwhile, we monitored their resilience and cohesion. As you can imagine, what we found is quite interesting.

The National Academy of Sciences Taps gOE to Develop Safety Culture Assessment

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced that it will be awarding a grant to The Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE) to develop a validated safety culture measure and related tools for promoting safety in the offshore energy industry. We have assembled a great team of collaborators from Rice University, The University of Connecticut, The McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Houston, and the Offshore Operators Committee to work with us on this effort.

The Challenge of Saying No Infographic

Saying no AnnouncementThe Challenge of Saying No Infographic is just one of four downloads that is included with our popular gOEbase tool, Saying No Effectively. This tool also offers a guide, a worksheet and tips to help meet this sometimes tricky challenge.

It can be hard to say "no" at work, particularly to people in authority. But failing to say no at the right time can leave people overwhelmed and unable to handle high priority requests. We all need to be able to say no at times, the key is to do so constructively and effectively. Check out the infographic to find tips on this topic and get a peek into the great tools that gOEbase offers.