How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed
“Good” teams build camaraderie, confidence in their abilities, and a solid process for working together. But these internal dynamics—while positive in themselves—can create a wall between the team and the outside world. And that wall can prevent the team from adapting to change and delivering value to the organization.
This session will describe an externally focused team model – the x-team. With their distinctively flexible membership and leadership structure, x-teams continuously reach outward to fuel the innovation process, and they:
• Keep pace with shifts in markets, technologies, cultures, and your competition
• Innovate by moving quickly from generating ideas to executing and diffusing them throughout your organization
• Employ “distributed leadership” to unlock crucial information, expertise, and new ways of working together—wherever these qualities reside, whether within or outside your company
Henrik Bresman is a PhD from MIT and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD in Singapore.