Audio Interview

X-teams: why they succeed and how to nurture them

Published on July 2, 2023   36 min

Other Talks in the Playlist: Interviews with business leaders and scholars

Please wait while the transcript is being prepared...
Interviewer: Today I'm interviewing Professor Deborah Ancona on her article, "Turn your teams inside out", written with Henrik Bresman and published in MIT Sloan Management Review on 13th of December 2022. Listeners are expected to have read the article before listening to this interview. Professor Ancona is Seley distinguished Professor of management, a professor of organizational studies, and founder of the MIT leadership center at MIT. Professors Ancona and Bresman are also authors of the book "X-teams, how to build teams that lead, innovate and succeed", the second edition of which will be published by Harvard Business Review press in August 2023. They've created a fortnightly LinkedIn newsletter, X news. Links to both accompany this interview. Professor Ancona, thank you for sparing the time for this interview. The subject is, why do what you've called X-team succeed and how can organizations foster this type of leadership? Now I start with the evidence. What is the evidence that X-team succeed where other approaches do not? Prof. Ancona: I'm delighted to be here, so thank you very much for the invitation. The story of X-teams actually goes back quite a ways. That is with all the way back when I was a PhD student, that I was part of a quality of work-life project in

X-teams: why they succeed and how to nurture them

Embed in course/own notes