This is a repeat of the Meetup to be hosted by CJ Fearnley on Sunday, March 30. Please only attend one offering of this topic so that other members have a chance to discuss the subject.
We will explore the thesis that to solve the big complex problems faced by organizations, communities, nations, and humanity as a whole requires teaming. What is teaming? How does it work? Can teaming clarify and magnify human capacity?
What is the difference between teaming and traditional teamwork? Can teaming really help us learn, work, innovate, and lead more effectively? Is dynamic learning in teams important for success in the modern business world? How can we help facilitate teaming? What are the impediments to effective teaming? Is teaming just another buzzword coming out of Harvard? Is teaming relevant and important for you and me?
These questions and more are the subject of Amy Edmondson's recent book "Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy".
Edmonson's vision of teaming is built on four key elements which she calls "organizing to learn": Framing, Psychological Safety, Failing Better, and Crossing Boundaries. She envisions the combination of teaming and "organizing to learn" as empowering a new approach to leadership which she calls "Execution-as-Learning". This discussion will explore teaming, "organizing to learn", and "Execution-as-Learning" to assess her thesis, explore the role and prospects for teaming in our lives, and see if these ideas can help solve the big complex problems faced by organizations, communities, nations, and humanity as a whole.