Sunday, January 07, 2018

[zpgpqhmu] Working in teams

When is it good to work on a project in a team rather than alone?

  • subdividable tasks
  • trying several solutions to a problem in parallel e.g., brainstorming
  • specialized tasks for specialized people
  • when getting stuck is likely, then team members can discuss and provide inspiration for one another
  • when getting feedback quickly (not necessarily good feedback) is important
  • providing training, making more than 1 person familiar with the subject

Teams should be structured with explicit team goals, listing some of the reasons above.  In particular, things like the last point cause a short-term loss in productivity, inefficiency, as the less-familiar members consume resources as they learn.

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