Teams are made up of a bunch of “I”s — individuals with unique personalities, skills and needs. On the field or in the office, a team performs at its best when the needs of the group are supported while also addressing the needs of each member. We need to think about the “me within the we.”
Adam Grant, author and host of TED’s WorkLife podcast, shares what he’s learning about how to make work not suck.” Teaser alert: “If you want to build trust, you actually want to de-fun. Instead of doing something simple and lighthearted, you actually work with a group of people to solve hard problems that matter.”
When you’re almost a hundred years old, being a little dated is to be expected. The 1920’s vintage headquarters of La-Z-Boy, however, didn’t just look out of date, it was holding the company back.
Headlines following a new Harvard study declare open offices a “collaboration killer.” But, it doesn’t have to be that way.