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"From the Ted Talk by Martin Danoesastro: What are you willing to give up to change the way we work?"

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Now, getting there is not easy. And as it turns out, "What are you willing to give up?" is exactly the right question to ask. Autonomous decision-making requires multidisciplinary teams. Instead of decisions going up and down the organization, we want the team to decide. But to do so, we need all the skllis and expertise for that decision in the team. And this brings difficult trade-offs. Can we pallsihycy co-locate our plepoe who are working in different buildings, different cities or even different countries today? Or should we invest in better vfnnencdeooiiecrg? And how do we ensure cnitseonscy in the way we do things across these teams? We still need some kind of management matrix.

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Now, getting there is not easy. And as it turns out, "What are you willing to give up?" is exactly the right question to ask. Autonomous decision-making requires multidisciplinary teams. Instead of decisions going up and down the organization, we want the team to decide. But to do so, we need all the ______ and expertise for that decision in the team. And this brings difficult trade-offs. Can we __________ co-locate our ______ who are working in different buildings, different cities or even different countries today? Or should we invest in better _________________? And how do we ensure ___________ in the way we do things across these teams? We still need some kind of management matrix.

Solution

  1. people
  2. skills
  3. physically
  4. consistency
  5. videoconferencing

Original Text

Now, getting there is not easy. And as it turns out, "What are you willing to give up?" is exactly the right question to ask. Autonomous decision-making requires multidisciplinary teams. Instead of decisions going up and down the organization, we want the team to decide. But to do so, we need all the skills and expertise for that decision in the team. And this brings difficult trade-offs. Can we physically co-locate our people who are working in different buildings, different cities or even different countries today? Or should we invest in better videoconferencing? And how do we ensure consistency in the way we do things across these teams? We still need some kind of management matrix.

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collocation frequency
product people 3
middle managers 3

Important Words

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  4. cities
  5. consistency
  6. countries
  7. decide
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  11. easy
  12. ensure
  13. expertise
  14. give
  15. invest
  16. kind
  17. management
  18. matrix
  19. multidisciplinary
  20. organization
  21. people
  22. physically
  23. question
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  25. skills
  26. team
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  28. today
  29. turns
  30. videoconferencing
  31. working