9 4 Teams and Problem Solving

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Problem Solving
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"The team can only get stuck at a solution that's a local optima for everyone on the team. That means the team has to be better than the people in it. So what we want, right, you want people with different local optima. You want people to get stuck in different places. Well how do we get it? We don't. We've already looked at this twice, right? We looked at it first perspective perspectives. So if you coat it this way and I coat it this way, then we're going to get stuck in different places. We also want people with different heuristics. If I look in this direction and this direction, and you look in this direction and this direction, and we add us together, we look in all four of those directions. So what we want, is we want diverse perspectives, and we want diverse heuristics. And that diversity will give us different local optima, and those different local optima will mean that we take the intersections, and we end up with better points. That's sort of the big idea."
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Scott Page Model Thinking MOOC Course