Becoming a team

By Irena Flego // Fifth Space Fellow and Spread the Love Team Member


Building a team from scratch was a fascinating experience at the Fifth Space, and one that still puzzles me.

We had one day to gather a group of people that would need to stick together “no matter what” over the next six months. Scary acceleration, considering that usually it takes months, if not years, to form an effective team organically. The exercises were set up so each team gets people with a variety of skills, personalities and working styles. The idea was, I guess, to try & negotiate the right amount of everything in the mix – a doer, a goer, an analyst, an organizer, a maker.

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