Why your team should practice deliberate calm

In the current business environment, one thing’s certain: there’s no shortage of problems to overcome. And going at it alone is not always sufficient; to solve problems, it’s crucial for teams to shift their mindsets and learn together. Yet research shows that teams spend 60 to 70 percent of their time on average in a state of protection, with that percentage rising during high-stakes adaptive challenges. How can teams find ways to include collaborative learning that allows innovation and transformation? In the forthcoming book Deliberate Calm, McKinsey veterans Jacqueline Brassey, Aaron De Smet, and Michiel Kruyt provide a framework for building collective resilience and adaptability. To dive deeper, check out these insights, and stay tuned for more learnings from Deliberate Calm.

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