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new ways to cluster


Shot in the local woods in autumn – a warm and wet period perfect for mushrooms to grow in fascinating new clusters everywhere. The photo was then run through topaz adjust for a lomo effect – see more on Flickr

In business it is also essential to enable an environment to allow teams to form and develop.

Look for new ways to organise, that promote communication.

Move away from rigid hierarchies, seek out new ways to cluster teams making sure all the skills necessary for the current and future tasks are available.

Look at the organisational hierarchy from different angles – this will open up new synergies between individuals and provide new ways of composing your teams.

individuals with one goal

20130522-223042.jpgWordPress app on the iPad makes the spontaneous blog update a cinch. Digging up older shots and came across this one.

Guitar shop heaven with a camera in my hand. What more does a wannabe guitarist photographer need?

Like a set of musical instruments a team operates at its best when all players engage together to achieve a common goal.

That goal needs to be made visible and progress towards the goal needs to be constantly communicated.

The more a team is capable of interacting on each task they are engaged in, the greater the chance of success. Especially in an IT environment it is key to have individuals who can play generalist roles.

The generalist is capable of switching between different tasks and does not focus on one specific type of work.

A generalist developer is certain to have depth in some areas (T-shaped) – these areas are likely to be personal preferences based on previous focus on a specific technical role.

The success of the team though, depends on each individual’s ability to engage on all tasks, thereby increasing the flexibility of the team as a whole.

That way it is possible to ensure that the sum of the achievements of a team working together will always be greater than the sum of achievements for all individuals.