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Designing Creative High Power Teams and Organizations by Eric W. Stein

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CHAPTER 2

Team Assessment and Development Using Personality Factors

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.

—Albert Camus, philosopher

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Overview of Team Design and Development

Teams drive organizations. The goal for this first section of the book is to examine the design, development, and performance of creative high power teams. We break this task into the following topics:

General characteristics of high performance teams

Team assessment and development

The power of roles

The unique characteristics of high power improvisational, design, and research teams

We begin with a brief overview of the general ...

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