"Do you want your organization to behave in a more collaborative way? For better results, try taking some cues from nature."
The notion of “swarming” to assemble a cross-functional or cross-departmental team, could be considered a key factor in an organization’s ability to develop and thrive.
Gartner described a work swarm as a “flurry of collective activity” to deal with non-routine workplace problems or opportunities. Without this option, organizations can fall short in their quest to respond to stressors (or opportunities) in quickly changing internal and external environments.
....Building a pipeline of talent is imperative with swarming – but this should be developed in a manner that is meaningful. Mapping the skills and strengths of potential team players within relevant industries, becomes a critical goal.
Furthermore, teaming applications (like Jostle), can also help document the evolving skill sets of potential contributors.
Related posts by Deb:
Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment Team Shift & Change: Growing Team Performance in Membership, Control to Reach Goal Defining High Performing Teams: Deb’s Upcoming Speaking Events
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