Teaming: New Ways of Learning, Working, Innovating, and Leading (Repeat)

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. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I could not make it I work that day.

    April 13

  • Sandy C.

    "Teaming," the topic picked by CJ and the book by Amy Edmondson are of great interest to me. I highly recommend the book, because, unlike most management books I've seen, this one deals with what teams actually do and how teams need to learn and adapt in an ever-changing environment. Before retiring, I participated in and often led teams of various kinds: product design teams, problem solving teams, system integration teams and design review teams. I have worked with teams in small/mid-size companies (Leeds & Northrup), large (Lockheed Martin), as a consultant, and most recently as the leader of volunteers at Tri-State Jazz Society.
    If you don't have time to read Amy's book, come anyway. We will spend most of our time together discussing what you and others have learned from experience. I'll introduce the key points from the book to get us started on several topics.

    1 · March 22

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