Setting up a team for success


Setting up a team for success


Are we productive as a team? Do my team members feel like they belong? Do we have fun together? Do we learn from each other and make each other better? Do we support creative problem solving? If you have to answer “no” to any of these questions, then there is room for improvement within your team.

This is setting up a team for success

A good team is characterised by a diverse group of people (in terms of expertise, background and personal preferences) working together towards a common goal. Team members respect one another and feel safe. They are free to make mistakes and offer different ideas, without consequences. The atmosphere in the team is open and solution-oriented. Team members dare to be vulnerable and use everyone’s qualities. So-called ‘high performing teams’ know what is expected of them and work together in the awareness that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, which creates positive energy, job satisfaction and success within the team.

This is how it works

Next Ready Partners offers both short-term and more in-depth team interventions. For example, at the start of a project or a team building session, we can make a quick inventory of your team, providing insight into the composition of the team. We dig into the purpose of the team. We often use models such as Belbin or Insight Discovery, but we are just as happy to connect to the models that are already known within your organisation. We also offer more in-depth programmes, for example, the coaching of project teams or management teams. In coaching such a team, we take a longer look at diversity, mutual communication, effective meetings, conflict management, personal contributions, constructive feedback, psychological safety, and/or other obstacles in collaboration.

As a result after this team intervention

  • You have insight into each other’s talents and personal preferences.
  • The team has a common language which makes it easier to address undesirable behaviour.
  • You’ll have the momentum and energy to work better together and achieve results faster.
  • You will have tools to evaluate the team’s cooperation and to work on continuous improvement.


Then be sure to contact Juul Mulder or Maarten Broekhuizen and ask for an informal conversation.

+31 6 10 94 65 64

+31 6 51 88 55 49


Wat klanten zeggen

“I appreciated that the project kick-off also included behavioural aspects and how important people are when it comes to making a project a success”
“The mix between interaction and the theoretical basis – experienced trainers who are able to discuss the theory and bring it to life through their experiences”
“Thank you very much for the pleasant way in which you take the team along and confront them.”


(Project) managers, executives, management teams. Anyone who wants to know how they can work together more enjoyably, more effectively and thus increase the success of their project, department or organisation.

Ready for change scan


Ready for change scan


Change is the only constant in organisations, especially as part of a project or program. Sometimes these changes are minor improvements, sometimes the changes are more fundamental and really affect the way employees do their job. You are working on a nice improvement project and things seem to be going well, but still you want more certainty. Is the organisation really ready for the upcoming changes? Next Ready Partners has developed a special scan for this purpose. This scan provides insight into the aspects that are going well and the areas where improvements are needed.

This is it

The ‘Ready for Change Scan’ quickly shows how important your stakeholders and your employees view the upcoming change. This could be a new system, new processes, a new product or an entirely new way of working. We look at your objectives, leadership, and commitment. We look at the extent to which different parts of the organisation are prepared and the way in which the change is structurally secured. We provide a clear picture of the current situation and advice you on areas for improvement.

This is how it works

The scan starts with an intake with the sponsor of the project or program. We discuss the outcomes you want to realise and identify risk areas together. We interview a number of stakeholders, who are directly involved, and carry out a digital survey among the other employees. The results provide insight into the parts that go well and the areas you need to work on, to better prepare the organisation for the changes ahead. Based on our experience, we use the following five perspectives: 

  • Leadership – are your leaders sufficiently prepared?
  • Organisational impact – how is this estimated and does it match reality?
  • Communication – is communication to all employee groups in place and effective?
  • Transition – are employees sufficiently prepared for the change?
  • Continuous improvement – are processes and governance in place?

As a result of this scan

  • You have insight in the areas of improvement for the project or program and an advice on how to tackle these areas of improvement.
  • You can implement that advice, with or without our help.
  • You have a method to apply more often in projects or programs.


Than be sure to contact Arie Huisman and ask fora n informal conversation.

+31 6 15 01 45 82

What our clients tell us

“NRP carried out a scan for the implementation of our new ERP system. The results immediately made us postpone going live. Although we thought we had everything under control, departments and employees were really inadequately prepared and insufficiently trained. Going live would have been a disaster. I’m glad we were able to prevent that.”


“We had a good program going, with promising results. A lot of things were going well. Nevertheless, the NRP scan made it clear that a number of things needed to be improved. This enabled us to make well-founded and informed adjustments, based on the perception of the new users and in good time. A good programme became even better!”

Target audience

Sponsors and program managers who want to know whether the organisation is ready for the change ahead.