Links: 2-3-2021

  • What complexity science says about what makes a winning team | Aeon Essays
    Quote: "These issues – the importance of synergistic interactions, how strategies and individual attributes combine to produce team performance, how individuals coordinate in space and time to become mesmerising as a whole, and what role the leadership and larger organisational and cultural environment play in bringing out our best – are not just questions for basketball analysts and sociologists studying the Manhattan Project. They are in fact key questions for all biological systems, as all biological systems – whether groups of neurons or animal societies – are composed of interacting parts that collectively discover solutions to environmental or internal challenges. And complexity science, replete with nuanced concepts and rigorous methods, offers a quantitative lens through which to study them." That quote and the McNamara fallacy and the reference to Jerry Muller’s book.
    (categories: performance metrics productivity team management culture )

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