Bill Fischer on Building High Performance Teams, Business Management, Executive Interviews

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Bill Fischer on Building High Performance Teams

May 2009 - By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

One good way to compare high-performing teams with VTs, is to consider the fortunes of all-star teams in sports, where individual stars are typically recruited to such teams, whether they are football, cricket, basketball, or baseball, and yet they are not forced to be all-star individuals within a team context.
—Bill Fischer
Effective executive interview with Bill Fischer on Speaks on Building High Performance Teams

Bill Fischer is a Professor at IMD. He is an engineer by training, and American by citizenship. Bill co-directs the IMD partnership program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He began his association with IMD in 1990, and has been working in and on China since 1980. He was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for twenty years, and was the President of the China Europe International Business School, in Shanghai, in 1998-99. His most recent book Virtuoso Teams [co-authored with Andy Boynton], was published in the summer of 2005; and in 2008 he received the Imagination Lab Foundation Award for Innovative Scholarship, at the annual EURAM [the European Academy of Management] meeting.

Useful for Understanding of:

  • Virtuoso teams and their characteristics
  • Difference between virtuoso team and traditional team
  • Critical success factor of virtuoso team
  • Importance of sustaining high performance team
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2009-05-05-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0099
Year and Month of Publication May 2009
Keywords Bill Fischer, Virtuoso teams and their characteristics, Difference between virtuoso team and traditional team, Critical success factor of virtuoso team, Importance of sustaining high performance team


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