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Effective team building 101

Effective team building

Less about buzzwords, and more about thinking through logical steps. Continue Reading

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Working as a team: The No-BS secret sauce

Working as a team

Angelic troublemakers. Continue Reading

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Team building ideas: Ask better questions

Team Building Ideas

Trust falls are very 1998. It’s 2016 now. Let’s hit some new targets. Continue Reading

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What should team development really look like?

Team Development

It’s less about rushing to your next meeting and hiring consultants, and more about thinking through the process. Continue Reading

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The myth of team diversity

The myth of team diversity

According to some recent research from Northwestern’s Kellogg School, diverse teams tend to actually perform more poorly than non-diverse teams. There are seemingly three basic reasons for this: Diversity erodes over time: As people work together for a while, their views and… Continue Reading

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Who cares if you’re an individual superstar if you can’t work on a team?

Found this article on Forbes via Digital Tonto. It’s about individuals vs. teams in terms of development, etc. Here’s the final paragraph, which kind of summarizes everything (as final paragraphs tend to do): All of this points to a major change in… Continue Reading

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Some evidence that “cross-functional teams” are BS

Cross-Functional Teams Are Mostly BS

From here: This is just one example of the dysfunction that exists in cross-functional teams. In a detailed study of 95 teams in 25 leading corporations, chosen by an independent panel of academics and experts, I found that nearly 75%… Continue Reading