Approach

Performance Across Boundaries

The Global Teamwork Lab (GTL) is an industry-university partnership for research, workshops, and education on teamwork across boundaries. Our mission is to transform teamwork, enabling and inspiring great performance.

We address a range of challenges that require collabora- tion through joint industry, MIT, U Tokyo project teams. (energy, agriculture, health, innovative design, engineering, production, and logistics amongst others.)

Our unique environment for collaboration integrates doing and learning.

  • The performance of teams is supported through workshops in state of the art physical and virtual spaces.
  • Effective global teamwork is taught through systematic, hands-on, rapid, real-world team based courses.
  • Participants are exposed to the latest method and tools and in turn contribute to their improvement.

Deeply Innovative


Partner with U.Tokyo and MIT to combining for unique strength with industry

GTL is organized to allow easy and fast interaction with . Various levels of participation for industry ranging from short education events to rapid innovation workshops and dedicated months or years of joint research.

Globally Capable


Prepare your global workforce with advanced methods, tools and global teamwork experience.

Skills to participate and lead global teams are taught by GTL no only in the classroom, Our joint research teams and GSFS Fellows program give real experience solving complex problems.

Rapidly Practical


Prototype and experiment, demonstrate feasibility, and commercial viability

Innovation from research at universities is vali- dated in the field and made practical. Different from 30 years ago, many new products, business units, and start-up companies emerge quickly from our campuses.

GTL Research

Our research focuses on the underlying mechanisms and dynamics of performance under complexity. Teams and their environment are instrumented to reveal phenomena in real-time: demands, behaviors, activities, interactions, and outcomes across social and technical boundaries. Data-driven experiments are matched with modeling, simulation, systemic analytics, and interactive visualization. These methods are developed, tested, and deployed for practical use by our joint industry-university teams.