There is an "I" in T-E-A-M
From school sports to the workplace, we’ve been conditioned to believe there is no “I” in Team. But that’s a big, fat lie.
For years, the preferences of individuals, or “I’s”, have largely been ignored in favor of the Team. Organizations have eagerly implemented team-building exercises and trendy collaboration tools to support team effectiveness and productivity; but in doing so, have overlooked individual work styles and preferred tools, leaving individual employees feeling frustrated and unempowered.
But there is a new movement afoot, spawned by a generation of "I’s” who demand to work on their own terms and use their own devices; who want to empower themselves through mobile, social and other technologies to work in a manner that makes sense to them as individuals, not as members of a team.
Here, we'll explore the emergence of the "I" Team, its impact on team structure and group collaboration, and the strategies and tools to best support the "I" Team in your organization.
Additional Supporting Materials
- How and why has collaboration gotten to this point?
- Where exactly is the “I” in T-E-A-M, and how does this structure impact the workplace?
- How can I better manage independent "I" generation thinkers?
- How can the social enterprise bring out the best from our individual contributors?
- Where will the “I” Team take us next?
- Blaine Mathieu, Chief Products Officer, Mindjet
Blaine Mathieu, Chief Products Officer, Mindjet
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