Annie Spratt

Why Championship Teams Matter

We have entered what the World Economic Forum has coined the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Network Age. The primary way that businesses will grow going forward is through interconnectedness and relationships. Today’s workplace requires Championship Teams that are quick and adaptive.

According to a research project conducted by MIT and printed in the Harvard Business Review, “data showed that the most important predictor of a team’s success was its communication patterns. Those patterns were as significant as all other factors—intelligence, personality, talent— combined.1 Being able to communicate effectively within teams and across organizations and ecosystems is no longer a luxury but a necessity.

1. The New Science of Building Teams, Alex Pentland, HBR, 4/2012