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Describe purpose, benefits, and challenges associated with the below table.

Risk category

Remote likelihood

Low likelihood


Highly likely

Near certainty


Team's current process is sufficient to prevent this event

Team's current process is usually sufficient to prevent this event

Team's current process may prevent this event but additional actions will be required 

Team's current process cannot prevent this event, but a different approach or process might

Team's current process cannot prevent this event, no alternative approaches or process are available


Existing system

A revolution is occurring in how organizations and teams accomplish their work. Entrepreneurs and visionary leaders are leading this change, and the new world which they are creating is dramatically different than the world most traditional firms are familiar with. These changes will have profound effects on our government policies, our educational systems, our employment patterns, and how we organize ourselves to get work done.

Work groups traditionally have operated on a number of paradigms which have become interwoven through the business rules of existing businesses. These standard modes of operation are difficult to change, and are thus creating opportunities for new entrants to achieve competitive advantages when they operate under different (and more efficient) paradigms. This article discusses these paradigms in detail, presents a series of case studies which highlight how different groups have utilized these new paradigms effectively, and offers recommendations about which of these strategies offer the greatest value in this time of accelerating change.

Examples of the paradigm shifts underway include: