The Team Network Effect™: How Precision Collaboration Unleashes Productivity

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Date & Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET


Kevin Oakes, CEO and Co-Founder, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

Rob Cross, Senior Vice President of Research, i4cp, Professor, Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership, Babson College


As business leaders seek to improve workforce productivity, many overlook a critically important—and woefully dysfunctional—component of how work gets done: teams.

Conventional thinking about teams is out of date and often counterproductive to modern objectives and needs. In fact, the latest research from human capital research firm i4cp shows an average 39% productivity gap due to poor collaboration.

In this session led by i4cp CEO Kevin Oakes and SVP of Research and renowned Babson College professor Rob Cross, you’ll be among the first to hear key findings and recommendations from this new study, The Team Network Effect.

The Team Network Effect, based on a global study conducted in partnership with Human Resource Executive, applies network science to the concept of teams to reveal common misnomers about modern collaboration. More importantly, it outlines better ways to optimize team performance, unleash productivity and drive business results. This discussion will focus on three points of collaboration that our research shows matter most:

  • The patterns of collaboration within teams. How do you replicate high-performance practices and avoid drifting into one or more dysfunctional patterns?
  • The quality of connections within teams. How do you establish two distinct forms of trust, which are highly predictive of top performing teams?
  • The external collaborations that promote effectiveness and efficiency. Learn why the type of interactions are more important than the mix of stakeholders.

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