Engineering departments are complex systems. To transform them, we need teams. The most productive of these teams follow a discipline to design and guide their conversations. These conversations lead to new collaborations: new maker spaces, new courses, new certifications, new entrepreneurship initiatives.

We have learned from our work that the most productive teams follow a discipline. The most productive teams in this sample followed 8 of the 10 rules underlying Strategic Doing. The least productive teams followed an average of 2 of the rules.

Here’s a brief presentation of what we are learning.