Building a Team
Last week, we had a competition among the class to determine the Business Idea that will be developed to represent the University at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition in June, and my idea won the vote.
The process of building a team is an interesting one, and represented the first time in the course that I have had to build a team from scratch. Fortunately, this coincided very nicely with the 2-day Credit Suisse Managerial Effectiveness Seminar on Thursday and Friday this week. There were some football analogies used in this Seminar, and it reminded me of the time when I was a football manager for a youth club.
Defining the objectives of the team was easy enough, as was determining the strengths and competencies of the people interested in the project. Certainly, there was no shortage of talent, which in part contributed to the hardest part: determining the actual 5 people who would make up the optimum team composition.
Now that the decision has been made, all that is left to do is complete a project representative of the HSG-MBA.