As business and work environments are rapidly changing, we need new models of working together. Edmondson and Harvey, in their book ‘Extreme Teaming’, offer us an interesting and useful perspective.
The statement that really hits home for me is:
“More and more teams today do not qualify as “well-designed” according to traditional definitions – because of the shifting nature of the work, not because managers have failed to do their jobs.”
Leading Teams in Today’s Environment
Build an Engaging Vision
Empower Agile Execution
Cultivate Psychological Safety
Develop Shared Mental Models
Extreme Teaming, Lessons in Complex, Cross-Sector Leadership, Amy C. Edmondson Jean-Francois Harvey
A fascinating and thought provoking read.
I would recommend it for anyone working in or with teams today that are functioning as teams that are formed for a specific project target and then members move on to different projects and teams.
How might this new model be useful for your organization and teams?Looking forward to your thoughts and comments.