Consent & Sochi 2014 gold medals‏

The secret behind Sweden’s gold medals in the cross-country skiing team relays at Sochi 2014 is said to be hard work. I think the true secret is the use of consent!

Here are two quotes (my translation into English):

We’ve basically made the decisions ourselves all the time and then we’ve had a team behind us who have dared to trust our experience and given us the resources“, says Johan Olsson who is member of Sweden’s relay team.

It’s just stupid not to use their knowledge and experience. They also know their bodies best themselves. We are a leadership team that controls the ship, but it does not matter what we want unless the skiers believe in what we do“, says Rikard Grip who is the national team coach.

Published by Jan Höglund

Jan Höglund has over 35 years experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog. A common theme is his search for better ways of working together.

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