Redefining Communication – Building Block of High-Performance Teams!

In his article, ‘The New Science of Building Great Teams’, published in the Harvard Business Review (April 2012), Alex “Sandy” Pentland writes:
“We equipped all the members of those teams with electronic badges that collected data on their individual communication behaviour – tone of voice, body language, whom they talked to and how much, and more. Read More…
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“TEAM BUILDING” – A Common and Costly Misunderstanding !

Teams are not built.  ‘Natural Teams’ happen when the right environment is created.  The instinct to hunt, survive, and WIN in packs is part of our primitive programming.  The challenge of leadership is to create the environment where this instinct is not blocked.

One request that I frequently get from clients is for a ‘Team Bulding’ Programme.  The call goes something like this,
“We heard about “CorporateTheatre” from so and so. Read More…
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(In this series of posts offering excerpts from the book, ‘The Wisdom of Teams’ by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (Harvard Business School Press), the excerpts are in bold.)

A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.

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At the heart of our definition of team lies our fundamental premise, namely that teams and performance are inextricably connected. Read More…

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