The ideas of Schema therapy are ideal for coaching of individuals and teams. Together with a coach you can look which schema's (pitfalls) and modes (moods) are the underlying problems that you encounter in your work and / or your team.
John freezes in his work. He constantly sets high standards for himself and does a lot of work, but has nevertheless constantly the feeling that he fails. His supervisor is satisfied with what he does, but how often he compliments John about it, it does not matter. John remains the idea that he fails. Eventually, John is sitting sick at home. He dares not to take new projects...
Veronica always adapts to anyone. When a colleague asks who can come and help, she let's down her own work and goes to assist. She is therefore out of time with her own work, but works evenings and weekends in order not to disappoint her supervisor. Veronica will help others belonging. At the same time she is also afraid that if she would not be of help she will be ignored by here colleagues.
Frank works in a team where high levels of performance are the norm. Much is accomplished in little time. Everyone thinks that this is the most normal thing in the world. When someone is sick, a cynical joke will be remitted; "It gleans sure a few vacation days." There is little laughter in the team, but often irritated response.
Iris works in a company where colleagues often brag about the jobs that they have done. One gets an even bigger task than the other. For errors or failure is no space. Asking for help is a taboo. There is much sickness. Customers are dissatisfied with the absent transfer of commands during one's sick. Nobody paid attention to this. Everyone is preoccupied with themselves.
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