Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video Link 8.1: Build a Tower, Build a Team

Description: This TED Talk examines a common team-building activity. Have you ever participated in this activity? Do you agree with Tom Wujec?

Video Link 8.2: 12 Angry Men

Description: This famous scene from 12 Angry Men indicates how a group is often invited to make decisions on the basis of prejudice and not the facts. Look at how the other members of the group deal with the outburst of one of its members.

Audio Resources

Audio Link 8.1: Getting Smarter Groups, By Avoiding Groupthink

Description: This radio program examines the concept of groupthink. How can we avoid groupthink in order to work more effectively as teams?

Web Resources

Web Link 8.1: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Description: This New York Times article examines why some groups are more effective than others.

Web Link 8.2: U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Description: This site offers a variety of information about the types of leadership training and other resources available for those associated with the OPM. A number of links provide a good deal of interesting information that can be useful now and in the future.