Vulcan mind melds and ‘burstiness’ – the key to innovative thinking

‘Cognitive intimacy’ leads to collaboration, according to Lyssa Adkins in ‘Coaching Agile Teams’. Team communication is so in flow, it’s almost Vulcan mind meld quality. There is trust, the willingness to be vulnerable and put forward stupid ideas, which can be built upon to become great ideas. Risks are taken, feedback is given, people say it how it is, and mutual accommodation and respect is encouraged.

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