The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High Performance Organization,
Teams — the key to top performance
Motorola relied heavily on teams to surpass its competition in building the lightest, smallest, and highest-quality cell phones. At 3M, teams are critical to meeting the company's goal of producing half of each year's revenues from the previous five years' innovations. Kodak's Zebra Team proved the worth of black-and-white film manufactu...more
The authors build a case for thei ...more
-Small number of people
-Committed to a common purpose
They provide the richest and most candid discussion of the unique issues of Executive Team and whether or not they should ac ...more
So why should you read it? The Wisdom of Teams shares a number of stories and experiences from companies of different scale, and how they managed to progress through the different stages of groups and teams to become high-performing teams. Overall, the main point that is being made is that groups don't become high-performing on their own, and especi ...more
"My current occupation is as a Business Analyst for a specialty pharmacy. It has been a wonderful learning experience as I've acclimated to the role and its requirements. Just like with other areas of my life, I dislike not knowing what can be known. Generally, my non-fiction reading list is packed full of political science and historical books since I have such a passion for both. Yet, especially over the last several months, I have felt a desire to increas ...more
This book would improve by reducing storytelling and examples, adding summaries at the end of each chapter and some charts, tables and bullet points.
Although, it is poorly written, I still recommend it to coaches, team leaders and managers.
Repetitive and poorly written, but still helpful.