Which of the eight characteristics associated with positive synergy were

evident in the case of the Redeem team?

 

. Which of the eight characteristics associated with positive synergy were not

evident in the 2004 team that lost in the Olympics in Athens?

 

 How important is a fun culture for innovation?

 

 What similarities do you see between the Ford Diesel team and the Mac team

at Apple and the Skunk Works at Lockheed?

 

. How easy do you think it is to identify people who respond to challenges?

. In addition to acting as a cheerleader, what other important roles does Tom

West suggest a project manager play?

 

. Looking back on your experience working on low-priority projects, did any of

these strategies work?

 

 How did Singer enhance trust on his project?

 

 How did Singer establish effective patterns of communication?

. What do you think would have happened if the work had been completed in

Japan instead of Australia?

 

. How does the nominal group technique prevent groupthink from occurring on

a project?

Exercises

1. The following activities are based on a rec