Inspire Collaboration and Teamwork
Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team
In this 6 minute TED Talk, Tom Wujec outlines his research on the “marshmallow challenge”. The teambuilding exercise involves one yard of tape, dry spaghetti and a marshmallow. It’s rather simple but his study gives great insight into the nature collaboration.
This is a great way to demonstrate that jockeying for power can hinder teamwork. It also points out that sometimes the best way to see if something will work is to try it, then refine it. If you’re stuck in the planning process, this is a great reminder that we can’t plan every detail and often it’s better not to try.
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