Availability date: 08/27/2015
Twelve Angry Men: Teams That Don't Quit uses selected clips from the classic movie starring Henry Fonda and a stellar supporting cast. It presents a vivid example of a team fighting its way to success. In scene after scene, we watch the intense interactions among members of a jury in a murder case. Charged by the judge to "do your duty," this team of jurors must determine whether the accused is guilty or not guilty. Twelve Angry Men: Teams That Don't Quit is narrated by Dr. Margaret Wheatley, former professor of management at Brigham Young University and author of several best-selling books on leadership and organizational behavior. Dr. Wheatley shows us the parallels between the dramatic confrontations we see on the screen and certain behaviors familiar to work groups.
Key Learning Points
- Open inquiry
- Accepting responsibility for making a decision
- Equality of team members as participants in the process
- Value of conflict in uncovering ideas and new information
- The essential role of diversity in making effective decisions