Ingredients for Great Groups

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Ingredients for Great Groups by Mind Map: Ingredients for Great Groups

1. Enough Time

1.1. to produce

1.2. to attain realistic goals

1.3. to evolve

1.4. to sow

1.5. to reap

2. mutual respect

2.1. prepared to stop before violating values

2.2. integrity

2.3. decency

2.4. create safety and trust

2.4.1. because "Trust sets the bandwidth for collaboration"

3. Obtainable Resources

3.1. rich connections

3.2. viable social network

3.3. $$

4. Galvanizing Goals

4.1. non-exclusive

4.2. do no harm

4.3. challenging

4.3.1. BHAG or Big Hairy Audacious Goal

4.4. evolving to current need (relevant)

4.5. important

4.6. serving others

5. Opportunistic

5.1. sacrifice lower-level order to gain higher-level order of the group

5.1.1. personal habits yield to group conventions

5.1.2. specialists sometimes need to do general tasks due to greater need of the moment (enhance flow of value)

5.2. buy options to preserve possibility

5.2.1. experiment instead of guess

5.2.2. implement multiple paths in parallel to save time in uncertain, unproven realms

5.3. divert for gain then restore and recover afterwards

5.3.1. mini pivot for a purpose

5.3.1.1. for $$

5.3.1.2. for knowledge

5.3.1.3. for brand visibility

5.3.1.4. for street cred

6. Balanced Habitat

6.1. fair

6.2. both nurturing and provoking

6.3. value supporting

6.4. rewarding

7. The Right People Mix

7.1. responsible

7.2. shared values

7.3. committed

7.4. types needed

7.4.1. Builders

7.4.2. Doers

7.4.3. Encouragers

7.4.4. Scientists

7.4.5. Judges/Decision Makers

7.4.6. Challengers

7.4.7. Diplomats

7.4.8. Encouragers

7.4.9. Visionaries

8. Ability to Adapt

8.1. Learn from everything

8.1.1. especially 'failure'

8.1.2. pursue the wins also

8.1.3. visualize, track and remember

8.2. imagine alternatives

8.3. fast failure recovery

8.4. validate assumptions early

8.5. action guided by experimentation

8.6. see current reality as it is

8.6.1. cherish disillusionment

9. Ability to Collaborate

9.1. share the burden

9.2. share learning

9.3. establish rules of engagement

9.3.1. shared convention over individual configuration

9.4. work together, really!

9.4.1. use WIP limits to encourage collaboration

9.4.2. one piece flow

9.5. practice quick positive conflict resolution

9.5.1. one secret to innovation

10. Ingredients for Great Groups by Dennis Lee Britton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.mindmeister.com/492502733.

10.1. by Dennis Britton

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