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Teams that do not interact as much perform better

Army scientists recently found that the best, high-performing cybersecurity teams have relatively few interactions with their team-members and team captain. While this result may seem counterintuitive, it is actually consistent with major theoretical perspectives on professional team development. “Successful cyber teams don’t need to discuss...
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Just walk out of bad meetings

Mr Musk’s other thoughts on improving productivity include avoiding large meetings – which he says are the “blight of big companies”. “It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time,” he wrote. BBC News, April 18, 2018...
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Run for the hills?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA), made a big admission on the afternoon of April 13th. Apparently channeling the Friday the 13th horror spirit, Musk announced via tweet that the electric car manufacturer had over-automated its production process: “Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake....
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Silencing the objections

Debate is at the heart of a democracy. Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. When our aim is to silence one another rather than to discuss or challenge with dignity and respect, it’s a sign that society is beginning to fail. Forbes, Nov...
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What Problem?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Lenovo last year and quizzed the company over how it was responding to Skylake problems. “Lenovo was confused,” claims Thurrott. “No one was having any issues.” It appears Microsoft’s own problems were the result of the company’s unique approach...
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Take the Time to Explain and to Understand

Take time to explain why you believe something — not just what you believe and why your opponent is wrong. So how did Bastian switch over from home birth advocate to home birth critic? It started with conversations with researchers in Sydney, who were compassionate...
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Is Discrimination Undermining Your Project?

Is Discrimination Undermining Your Project
[Ellen] Pao has also raised an incident in which one of the firm’s senior partners, former Hewlett-Packard Chairman Ray Lane, asked her and another female colleague to take notes at a partners meeting. “I just froze, I wasn’t sure what to do,” Pao testified on...
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I Always Explained Why I Needed To Do It

I Always Explained Why I Needed To Do It
In my case, in 1999 I arrived in Japan and had to face the turnaround of Nissan.  The fact that I wasn’t Japanese and was a newcomer to the industry helped me.  People knew I wasn’t involved in the industry’s past.  I dismantled keiretsu [interlinked...
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