Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (2015.5)


关于本书 About the book

Team of Teams lays out the many ways that even large organizations can benefit from the agility and savvy of small teams. By building a team of teams, companies can better manage the complex, interconnected issues that often mean life or death for a company.

本书金句 Key insights

● Designing these protective mechanisms requires you to understand the nature of each threat. In a complex world, where you essentially don’t know where setbacks will come from or what they will look like, you can’t rely on these mechanisms alone.

● On a structural level, teams function completely differently from command structures. Team members, as opposed to bosses and subordinates, share a common purpose, and their common experiences inspire trust in one another.

● Sharing information, and thereby sharing an understanding of the complete system in which a team operates, is a prerequisite for good decision-making under complex conditions.

● The teams that comprise a team of teams must emulate the trusting relationships shared by members of a single team. The shared understanding, as well as the trust that the teams develop, form a kind of shared consciousness that causes them work together just like a single team would.

● So what role does the modern leader play, then? Their job is essentially to make sure that the culture, the glue that holds these teams of teams together, stays intact.