Virtually none of them will succeed if you trust them to work well and achieve results on their own. While co-located teams can, and often do strive without hands-on leadership, virtual teams are like child protégés: they may produce amazing results, but only with constant support, fair rules and clear guidelines provided by a strong leader.
We live in an age that has an increasingly complex relationship to knowledge. On the one hand, we proudly proclaim that it is the knowledge worker and the knowledge-intensive company that drives value creation, and we gush over the latest technological developments, the newest books, the most cutting-edge new business model. At the same time, however, we frown upon elitism and valorize “common sense,” expect our politicians to deliver easy-to-grasp solutions, and dream of simplicity. Knowledge is many things, but it is never simple, never self-evident.
Kaisa Tarkkanen is Head of Region Scandinavia at Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma.
Nancy Wane is the Director at Pacific Management SARL and Member of Board of Director at SAGE Tahiti.
“Agoraphobia is a condition where the sufferer becomes anxious in environments that are unfamiliar or where he or she perceives that they have little control. Triggers for this anxiety may include open spaces, crowds (social anxiety), or traveling (even short distances). Agoraphobia is often, but not always, compounded by a fear of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public.”