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Team Hacking: Psychology of Startup Teams with Lindred Greer (Stanford GSB)

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Price: $15.00 /per person
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Igniter six word game - Define your team and WIN (!

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Team Hacking: Psychology of Startup Teams with Lindred Greer a Stanford GSB Professor. Come for an Interactive session on team building for startups.

9 out of 10 start-ups fail. And the majority of reasons for these failures have to do with problems in your team, NOT your product (Wasserman, 2012). To make sure your start-up avoids these people problems, and can beat the odds and go on to success, come take advantage of a workshop on team effectiveness offered by Professor Lindred Greer of Stanford Business School at Cross Campus.

Professor Greer teaches “The Psychology of Start-up Teams” in the Stanford MBA program, and is an active researcher, author, and coach for early stage start-up teams. She’ll lead you through an interactive exercise to help you understand how to identify and solve potential challenges within your start-up team dynamics, such as problems around role clarity, goal alignment, and leadership conflicts. She'll then share the cutting edge research, and corresponding practical tips and hacks to help you lead your start-up team to success.

Lindred Leura Greer

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

Lindred Greer’s research focuses on teams and small groups. In her primary line of research, she examines how team power structures and power dynamics impact team performance, particularly in early stage start-ups. She extends theory and research from social psychology on power to the study of teams, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. Her work has shown that power differences within and between teams are key determinants of team effectiveness.

Lindred L. Greer is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and she teaches the core Groups and Teams course in the MBA program. Professor Greer’s work focuses on the impact of team composition on intragroup conflict and team performance. She has a particular interest in how teams, particularly early stage start-up teams, are composed in terms of power, status, and leadership structures, and when and why particular forms of team composition may fuel power struggles and conflicts. When investigating teams, she often adopts a multi-level theoretical approach in understanding how individuals within the same team may differentially experience team structures and processes. In carrying our her research, she employs a variety of methods, including field (ranging from survey to quasi-experimental studies), laboratory, and archival research. Her research appears in academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Science.

Professor Greer is Associate Editor at the journal Small Group Research, and she is on the editorial boards at the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Professor Greer joined the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2013. She received her BS at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands.