Curious Saturday: How to turn a group of strangers into a team?
In an interesting TED Talk, business school professor Amy Edmondson studies “teaming,” where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems.
Recalling stories of team work on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.
“So what’s “teaming”? Teaming is teamwork on the fly. It’s coordinating and collaborating with people across boundaries of all kinds — expertise, distance, time zone, you name it — to get work done.”