Teamwork? That’s so last century.
Managers who hope to get the best out of their workers by fostering teamwork could be in for a shock: Many young workers now consider traditional teams to be dull, pointless and unnecessarily rigid. The social-network generation expects collaborations and alliances to emerge organically from the huge number of colleagues and peers with whom they share their ideas and interests, writes Karsten Jonsen. "Our challenge will be to ... find the right balance between established teams inside an organization and fluid open collaborative teams spanning across organizations, disciplines and boundaries," Jonsen writes.
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