Teams over Individuals: Modern organisations to handle complex challenges
One person can only know so much: Even the most gifted individual has a limit on the things that he/she can respond to successfully. Highly complex tasks exceed an individual’s capacity to perform or understand. Modern endeavours are undertaken in teams. Recent Nobel prize to LIGO team is a classical example of it. With a well functioning team, its not oft repeated idiom of two plus two but more modern version is two multiplied by two. The advantage of working together is to get a complex task right, to be successful at making the right decision. The higher the complexity, the more specialists cannot be successful, but teams can be.
However teams brings in another problem: that of coherence. So essentially we need to identify boundaries and communication mechanisms inside team and between teams. In the talk you can learn about pro's and cons of this approach, but one thing is certain that Teams is the way to go.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
1. Differences in Computational Capacity: Individual Vs Teams:
2. Changing org focus from Individuals to Teams
3. Competition Within Team
4. Competition between teams
5. Limit on Team Size
6. Team Alignments: Solving problem of Coherence.
7. Examples Of successful teams: Healthcare, Science, Army
I hope that the participants imbibe focus on team culture in organisations. The participants will get a new view point on hiring practices and structuring their organisations.
Participants who have spent at least 5 years in industry and involved in hiring and building teams.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Nothing specific as such.