Dealing with the Unexpected: Critical Incidents in the LEGO Mindstorms team

  title={Dealing with the Unexpected: Critical Incidents in the LEGO Mindstorms team},
  author={David Oliver and Johan Roos},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={1057 - 1082}
This article addresses the relative lack of empirical studies of how self-managed teams in high velocity environments handle unexpected critical incidents. It presents an interpretive case study of the LEGO Mindstorms project team, and focuses in particular on how this team responded to three critical incidents. Our study results in three core findings concerning how this team responded to the unexpected in its high velocity environment. These include: the importance of increasing presence… 

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