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DEI Lecture Series: February 2024
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Diversity, Teams, and Collective Intelligence
Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 12-1pm | Zoom Webinar (Registration Required)
Presented by Scott Page, John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management at the University of Michigan, and the Williamson family Professor of Business Administration, professor of management and organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; professor of political science, professor of complex systems, and professor of economics, LSA.
Confronted with challenges that surpass individual capacities, we pivot towards the success of teamwork. Teams emerge as champions in conducting top-notch research, making the best decision-making, and creating innovative designs. The synergy of collective intelligence in teams thrives on the rich diversity and talents of individuals strategically positioned within well-suited organizational and institutional frameworks.
In this lecture, we will explore the key elements and dynamic forces that play pivotal roles in constructing effective teams. We’ll delve into the composition and process of elevating teams and how to unleash the full potential of collaborative success with people from diverse backgrounds.
At Michigan Engineering, the job of creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community rests not within one organization or group of people, but with all of us. Our people-first framework builds upon Michigan’s greatest strengths and is a blueprint for how we aspire to teach and practice engineering – closing critical gaps, and elevating all people.