With the ever-expanding role of technology, an increasing focus
on human-centricity and ubiquitous global influence, workplaces
have become increasingly complex. Working effectively in groups
will be essential to future organisational and individual success.
Human beings have always survived and thrived in groups. In
today’s fully globalised environment, we have seen the benefits
of multiple perspectives and cross-cultural collaboration.
We have also witnessed the devastating impact of groups not
being productive together, such as communication breakdown,
anarchy, and porous borders contrasted with high walls.
To continue to thrive as a species, we need
to work and grow constructively in groups.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution highlights our uniqueness as
human beings – that is, our ability to work together, to create, to
imagine, to empathise, and to change. These qualities are our key
differentiators from technology. While they are personal skills,
these qualities also interdepend on other people. At their best,
they are collective and compounding group activities. As
groups, we can mitigate our inherent blind spots and be “better
together”. These skills demonstrate how much more powerful
we are when we pool our insights and work and grow together