Team Entropy

Apart from physics, entropy is defined as a lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.

Mentions of the “Entropy,” Source: gstatic.com

Entropy is a natural part of working as a team.

Teams entropy occurs when work outpaces productivity. Team entropy occurs when teams move between the phases of problem-solving. The more movement, the more entropy.

Movement doesn’t always equal progress.

Activity doesn’t always equal action. Sometimes it equals entropy.

Are we also aware of its causes in a team? What protocols do we put into place to prevent entropy? What systems do we establish to monitor and adjust in response to team entropy?