Entropy minimizer

Each member of a team is a sources of energy as well as entropy. It is the team’s objective to maximize energy and minimize entropy.

To minimize entropy is to:

– Read the room – to observe who is engaged in a meeting, who isn’t, and figure out why.

– Sense unspoken needs and underlying tension among team members.

– Convert abstract feelings into words that the team can understand.

– Foresee conflicts due to friction among team members.

– Diffuse tension.

– Energize the team towards action, contribution and collaboration.

‘To minimize social entropy’ within a team isn’t something you would notice on job descriptions. Yet, it is among the rarest and most valuable skills in today’s workplace.

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