Method Sneak Peek

A pre-release of the new InstantDebriefing is available now. Part of major functional upgrades is this visual summary of the method:

Feel free to check the pre-release or download this A4 Poster, explaining InstantDebriefing in a nutshell.



New models arrived

As of December 2016, InstantDebriefing is offering 17 models for you and your team to debrief your team team roles & team dynamics.

Some of the models are easy ice-breaking models, others are designed towards a more refined understanding of behavior. Check them out:


InstantDebriefing is a catalyst for small-group dialogues. Debriefing roles and discussing behavior enables teams to explore individual assumptions and perspectives within otherwise non-productive, veiled or hidden dynamics.
You never know … your team effectiveness might just enhance through an improved individual understanding.

InstantDebriefing offers a fast and low threshold way for you to improve understanding about social and productive team dynamics. Try it now together with your team mates at



In the final days of 2011 my dear coach Hans F. van Aalst passed away. Hans’ inspiration and dedication are embedded in my research trajectory. He helped me to learn. He helped me trusting my instincts.

I still remember the moment we met: a tall friendly looking guy, sipping at a glass of red wine at a congress about self-organisation. I walked up to him and we started talking. From that moment on he was a guiding light. We regularly enjoyed lunch in Bunnik, mostly accompanied by sturdy questions from his side.Thank you Hans for balancing the pulling and the pushing.

My condolence to family and relatives.

In memory of my coach, Hans F. van Aalst, † 30 december 2011.


Definitions (Oxford)

Competition versus cooperation

How can visualization help us grasp the nature of our complex relationships?


Oxford dictionary (pdf):



[mass noun]

  • the activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others

  • [count noun] an event or contest in which people take part in order to establish superiority or supremacy in a particular area

  • [in singular] the person or people over whom one is attempting to establish one’s supremacy or superiority; the opposition

  • Ecology; interaction between animal or plant species, or individual organisms, that are attempting to gain a share of a limited environmental resource.


[mass noun]

  • the action or process of working together to the same end

  • assistance, especially by complying readily with requests

  • Economics; the formation and operation of cooperatives.


[mass noun]

  • 1 the action of working with someone to produce something

  • [count noun] something produced in collaboration with someone

  • 2 traitorous cooperation with an enemy



  • 1 a thing intended; an aim or plan

  • [mass noun] the action or fact of intending

  • (someone’s intentions) a person‘s plans, especially a man’s, in respect to marriage

  • 2 Medicine; the healing process of a wound

  • 3 (intentions) Logic; conceptions formed by directing the mind towards an object.



  • 1 [mass noun] the feeling of wanting to know or learn about something or someone

  • the quality of exciting curiosity or holding the attention

  • [count noun] an activity or subject which one enjoys doing or studying

  • 2 [mass noun] money paid regularly at a particular rate for the use of money lent, or for delaying the repayment of a debt

  • 3 the advantage or benefit of a person or group

  • archaic the selfish pursuit of one’s own welfare; self-interest.

  • 4 a stake or involvement in an undertaking, especially a financial one

  • a legal concern, title, or right in property.

  • 5 (usually interests) a group or organization having a common concern, especially in politics or business



[mass noun]

  • the quality of being loyal

  • [count noun] (often loyalties) a strong feeling of support or allegiance



  • a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one

[mass noun]

  • a prolonged armed struggle

  • [mass noun] a state of mind in which a person experiences a clash of opposing feelings or needs

  • a serious incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles, or interests




I’ve set up some reading guidance:


 this is very interesting / I agree


 I don’t agree


 this raises a question


 this is contextual information


 this is a quote from another person

 this means we skip some of the original text


 this is a personal insert for clarification

<some text>

 this is a temporary note waiting for completion

HINT: Go to default ‘find’-page and use strings like “[?]” (without the quotes) to find all my questions, or “[!]” to find all highlights.