• Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, over 6 years ago

    The book by Malcolm Gladwell is good, and making decisions based on hierarchy of decision-makers is often a sign of a badly functioning team. It does make sense for junior designers to acknowledge the experience of more senior team-members, but that does not equal staying silent if you feel something is wrong.

    If anyone is interested, the work by David Rock is interesting to read on this subject. He researched the SCARF model, which has factors to improve team-work, consisting of:

    Status Certainty Autonomy Relatedness Fairness

    These factors play a huge role in team-collaboration. You can find his paper here:


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    • Daniel Lopes, over 6 years ago

      Will take a look on this, thanks. Your article also reminded me of the one from Marshal Goldsmith - Leadership is a contact sport http://www.strategy-business.com/article/04307?gko=a260c

      It 's based on study done to large companies, but the insights are relevant to everyone. In a sense, what the study concluded was that the teams who had the best communication habits had better results (he then describes what those communication habits are) A summary is in the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxwjo-Ne9C8

      Again, this is oriented to big cos and HBR readers, but in this case the insights can be applied to everyone. Good stuff.

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