Collaboration in Science and Technology

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Harvard's Women In Technology, Lamont Library, Harvard Univeristy

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Description: Until recently, the criteria used in assessing and engaging people for the advancement of science and technology have been focused on skills and contributions of single individuals in these fields, and not been carefully evaluated based on their success. As science and technology are increasingly becoming collaborative and social ventures, and it is now seldom the case that the impact of a single individual is crucial, the criteria for and stereotypes of the successful scientific or technical leader should change accordingly. Changing the criteria and stereotypes results in a larger and more diverse talent pool available to advance and lead science and technology, creating teams that not only leverage diverse perspectives, but also are collectively smarter.