Jane Patterson, one of my partners, and I have come to a suprising realization: teams are the next new thing! Well, that’s a little misleading. What we mean is that the use of what I call ‘conscious teaming’ as a discipline has similiar potential to the Agile, Lean or Quality movements. If applied with the same rigor as those initiatives, teaming could transform the organizational landscape and business bottom lines everywhere.
Data, you say? Let’s start with Jon Katzenbach and Doug Smith, researchers originally at McKinsey, who have made a career of studying teams.