Here’s why your “teams” aren’t working

20 minutes

•  Career with candymaker revealed the teamwork sweet spot

•  Individual motivation is the key to collaboration effectiveness he says

(Total Recorded Time is 20:58)

Carlos Valdes-Dapena says we’re doing teamwork wrong

Companies and organizations that think they have great teamwork may be deluding themselves, says Mr. Valdes-Dapena.

Traditional team building offers a quick fix, or distraction, from a team's real issues, he says.

“I have a particular focus on what does and does not work in the realm of teams and team building,” says Mr. Valdes-Dapena.

He built a better way while working in management for the candy maker Mars Inc. After 17 years there, he formed his own company, Corporate Collaboration Resources LLC, to take his techniques to other organizations.

Carlos Valdes-Dapena joins us for this Bizgnus Interview podcast.

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He says his research at the highest organizational levels points to individual motivation as the key to collaboration effectiveness. This shift empowers teams to create a culture of collaboration.

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