Dave presents network diagrams of a low scoring team and a high scoring team. The low scoring team grows around one central commonality like a snowflake. The high scoring team looks more like a diagram for a complex biological pathway. Dave says, “Look how different their team structure is. Placed side by side it’s obvious that these teams are very different. But you can only tell when you have the tools and the data to look inside team structure like this.”

Removing some of the time-consuming barriers to building a great team means the team can begin to solve a problem faster. When a team gets started faster, it’s an opportunity for collaboration and innovation to happen sooner. Endless possibilities branch out from there.

We’ve been exploring ‘Faster Is Different’ as it applies to facilitating research and innovation in general. Get more context on our perspective here. And here is an additional article about how science makes innovation faster and different: