Video: How MIT's Team Building Fosters Innovation

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What's the key to innovation at a place like MIT? At the university's Media Lab, the answer is teamwork.

"We have built an organization, here at the MIT Media Lab, that is very deliberately set up to allow people to collaborate across disciplines," said Alex Pentland, creator of the lab. "The good stuff is between these various disciplines, not within."

So what's the key to building effective teams like this? Sharing information within a team and among other teams, Pentland says.

Specifically, this means every person in a team must communicate frequently, keep everyone engaged and place an emphasis on social communication as well as business communication.

To learn more, check out the video below from Wired: