Issue 171 - 05 | One Room, One Team, Different Purposes

By Carlos Valdes-Dapena
Published Dec. 27, 2018 11:30 a.m.
“We preach collaboration, talk and train teamwork, but all the while organizations are optimized to manage, foster and reward individual effort.

I’m not the first person to notice or write about this. Nonetheless, most approaches to team effectiveness aren’t designed to directly confront this organizational paradox: Collaboration is second- or third-nature for a large majority of us and this predisposes us to consistently revert to our more selfish ways, especially where we’re rewarded and recognized to do so.”

About Carlos Valdes-Dapena | Carlos Valdes-Dapena is an organization development professional with a focus on unlocking organizational performance through leadership and collaboration. He worked for Mars, Incorporated from 2000-2017. Prior to Mars, Carlos was an internal leadership coach and consultant working with IBM’s senior leaders reporting to Lou Gerstner. Before IBM he spent three years working for Development Dimensions International as a consultant and trainer.

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