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Digging in a Goldmine is an treasure-house for managers, leaders, coaches, trainers, entrepreneurs, for everyone in search for knowledge, experiences, advise, opinions on the topic cooperation.

To discover:

  • Books and articles: the rocks we build on

  • Quick scan on cooperation is a tool for reflection and action

  • Projects in which we applicate our ideas

  • Blogs that highlights a specific point of view, or practice.

  • Essays and analysis.

  • Tools for training. Services.

Creating conditions that promote cooperation

Ton Voogt founded and enriches this treasure-house. All contributions focus on promoting cooperation in organizations. Professionals like Joanne Zhang, Wufeng Tan, Lily Chen partner in The Inspire Group in China; Choon-Neo Siow; Wilson cooperates as a consultant. Even Gong writes blogs. Frans van Gunsteren articles rooted in a long technical, managerial career.

Expertise nearby: the solution when meeting is not possible.

When to use? How does it work? ...

Quick scan on the readiness to cooperate

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Cooperation, Collaboration, Coworking

Awareness, conditions and a quick scan for successful cooperation.

Is cooperation really the best way to achieve your own goal? The first answer is often 'yes'.

"It is a scientific amusement park you can enter for a fee and find unexpected new experiences, ideas, and practices". dr. Wim van Beers

"A comprehensive management book on cooperation. Nine factors explained with vivid examples. A quick scan to test your organization. A handy scheme for implementations and eliciting cases". dr. Peter Zomer

Fill in the Quick scan. ...
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A guided organization transition

The dominance in the organization changed dramatically. Now sales and production orient directly on the market. The bureaucratic organization evaporates on paper. All must work in new responsibilities organized in new lines of command and support. The same managers create new ways to cooperate.

The transition meeting ...

Boardroom coaching, Executive coaching, Management talent coaching

Clients asks us to spar on solutions. Prepare for a career move. Prevent hidden demotivation.

More on our unique approach ...

A man on the way to self destruction

A successful sales manager bullies all with his aggressive behavior. He used to look for a new job every four years. All companies were glad he left. But then a director wanted to save him and offered him coaching on his personal behavior

Read this coaching trajectory ...


The newest blogs.

A bit can be part of a signal, or the first sing of a spook

In business, like in any other part of life entrepreneurs create future. The creation can only survive when it continue to adds value to themselves, customers, society. They have to read future. Ton Voogt reflects on some mistakes we can make and hints on actions to prevent these to happen.

From bit to signal or to spook ...

Team experience

One can have an impressive deep team experience. It happens often in isolation far away from work. Why not at work? It is complicated. Even Gong reflects on impactful experience.

Even Gong in dialogue with Ton Voogt ...

Recognize disintegration?

Weak signals of disintegrating cooperation are easily misjudged and as a consequents one ignores or one overreacts.

A tool to get in touch with weak signals and some thoughts on how to act according to ones interpretations.

Ton Voogt leads to weak signals in Cooperation ...

Your interest and others interest.

The sad news on the death of John Nash put the spotlight on what is a best way to serve your interest. Nash disagreed with Adam Smith defining the relation between serving your own interest and the interest of others. It is in the heart of the thinking on cooperation.

Ton Voogt reflects on the opposing points of view and agrees with Adam Smith

Is there a best Tactic in life? ...

A restaurant get competition, what now?

Filled with passion a friend starts a new restaurant in a big city. Within a month another restaurant opens with the same Libanon style of food. They visit and evaluate the quality. Will it be enough to make a difference? Choon-Neo observes

Beirut 2 ...

How to know the future?

'Why did I not see it coming?' A common question we have after being confronted with a sudden event. The more near by the event, the more we worry. We have a sensor to detect what is hardly noticeable. But the sensor is 'a vague feeling', not very straight forward. Ton Voogt on how to use this sensor

for sensing the future? ...

Joanne Zhang

Instructions like 'Be spontaneous', 'Try not to try', 'Think new', 'Act autonomous', do not lead to the prescribed action. The actor feels im-prissoned in a paradox. What to do when you, leader, want to boost innovative thinking and acting?

Joanne Zhang answers ...

Frans van Gunsteren

Frans lives part of his time in China and in Holland. He own apartments in both countries.What makes the difference in maintenance and service? Is it the country you live in, or ...... It is not the country.

Coworking of the owners makes the difference. ...
Previous blogs of Frans ...

The Inspire Group: partnership in China

Joanne Zhang, Ton Voogt, Lily Chen and Wufeng Tan are partners in Training and Consulting in China.

We inspired each other and clients we serve. The portfolio focusses on Self Management; Inspirational Leadership en Cooperation in organizations.

Our vision in three words: Cooperate, Commit and Connect.

People life and work best when they are connected to their own sources of inspiration and commit to others and their inspiration to cooperate for mutual benefits.

More on the partnership. In Mandarin ...

Tan Wufeng

........I feel a blow, an insult. I shake my head in disbelief and feel a tightening knot in my stomach and another one on the top of my head. Something turns inside me. It’s time for me to brake or I’ll regret!

Although you know all, practice is another story ...


Jan Cees van Westering


Improve cooperation between relative independent units

In a hospital units like laboratory, first aid, medication, serve the patient care units very good. They face common challenges, but they do not learn from each other. The manager blocks the cooperation, although he wants it to happen.

A one day intervention facilitated by Erica Gasseling and Ton Voogt

An e-learning innovation in a global transportation company

Description of a innovative project in a large global transportation company. How i-leaning is used in self exploring, discovery and feedback loops that includes positive feedback. A project of Choon-Neo Siow

Re-evaluating financial resources enforce new thinking. A project of Choon-Neo Siow ...


I do my job, you do your job

Two examples and five solutions. What can a manager do to develop the decision making power in his organization?

Cooperation by mutual adjustment ...

Harry get things done

Harry, a successful technician, has the options or to enlist in a prestiges global Management Training or to organise his learning path by himself and attract people and knowledge to him, instead of fitting in the design of someone else.

Harry's self organised learning ...

State of art of e-teaching

What is the 'state of art' of e-training? Choon-Neo Siow and Ton Voogt participated in the ATD conference on learning Technology, in Las Vegas in January 2015. The application of e technology effect the learning of 20% of all companies.

The methods are more fun and many innovations. But where is learning?

ATD Conference TechKnowledge 2015 ...

Why do people forget what they learned?

A small fruit farm in Indonesia produces strawberries and for the Indonesian market. The plants are imported form the breeder in the Netherlands. All protocols are handed over too. Ton Voogt observes what is going on and analysis why.

Regular training is forgotten in two weeks? Why is that?

The analysis and an intervention.

Frans van Gunsteren

Chinese Characteristics. ...

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