Innovation

Firefighting team

What makes a team a team?

There are many ways of defining a team.  One widely accepted definition is Kozlowski and Ilgen’s (2006) comprehensive characterization of teams. “Teams are (a) two or more individuals who (b) socially interact (face-to-face or increasingly, virtually); (c) possess one or more common goals; (d) are brought together to perform organizationally relevant tasks; (e) exhibit interdependence…

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Taking on a Challenge

Many organizations are stuck. They’re held captive by the status quo. Confronted by an existential threat or opportunity, they remain frozen and unable to act. Successful organizations on the other hand are able to see a challenge and react quickly. They mobilize, improvise and innovate much faster than their competitors. Agility is now an essential…

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Rethink Strategy

Strategy is a trigger word for many people. We tend to be very cynical about it – and often for good reason. It’s an annual ritual in many organizations – a box that needs to be checked off once a year. The development process is often disconnected from the messy reality of the real world.…

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