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From the Ted Talk by Amy Edmondson: How to turn a group of strangers into a team

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Now, this way of wkniorg isn't easy, but as I said, it's more and more the way many of us have to work, so we have to understand it. And I would argue that it's especially needed for work that's complex and unpredictable and for solving big pmlbreos. Paul Polman, the Unilever CEO, put this really well when he said, "The issues we face today are so big and so challenging, it becomes quite clear we can't do it alone, and so there is a certain hliuitmy in knowing you have to invite people in." ieusss like food or water srctciay cannot be done by iddaiulvnis, even by single companies, even by single sectors. So we're reaching out to team across big teaming, grand-scale teaming.

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Now, this way of _______ isn't easy, but as I said, it's more and more the way many of us have to work, so we have to understand it. And I would argue that it's especially needed for work that's complex and unpredictable and for solving big ________. Paul Polman, the Unilever CEO, put this really well when he said, "The issues we face today are so big and so challenging, it becomes quite clear we can't do it alone, and so there is a certain ________ in knowing you have to invite people in." ______ like food or water ________ cannot be done by ___________, even by single companies, even by single sectors. So we're reaching out to team across big teaming, grand-scale teaming.

Solution

  1. scarcity
  2. problems
  3. humility
  4. issues
  5. working
  6. individuals

Original Text

Now, this way of working isn't easy, but as I said, it's more and more the way many of us have to work, so we have to understand it. And I would argue that it's especially needed for work that's complex and unpredictable and for solving big problems. Paul Polman, the Unilever CEO, put this really well when he said, "The issues we face today are so big and so challenging, it becomes quite clear we can't do it alone, and so there is a certain humility in knowing you have to invite people in." Issues like food or water scarcity cannot be done by individuals, even by single companies, even by single sectors. So we're reaching out to team across big teaming, grand-scale teaming.

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Important Words

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