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
Focused on Emotions and Relationships
Focused on Knowledge and Skills
|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.