This is the first of a two part series exploring how teams can operate effectively in organizations and environments characterized by complexity and constant change.
Each of us works in multiple teams. Think law firm partnership meetings, law firm committees and practice groups, professional organizational teams, project teams, pro bono teams, multi-disciplinary teams working on a large client file, etc. In the “old days”, teams were stable and relatively homogeneous. They set goals, used Gantt charts, planned the work and worked the plan.
Today, the environment in which we work is complex and constantly changing, team members come and go . . . [more]