How do we meet the challenges we face as organizations, countries, or even as a species? Whether we’re locked in fierce corporate competition or struggling with matters of life and death, one constant stands out: teams working together. And when teams, and teams of teams, focus on combining their unique abilities, expertise, and experience to embrace uncertainty, innovate, and tackle massive challenges? No problem is unsolvable. Teamistry is all about the chemistry that exists between groups of people who team up to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Join host Nastaran Tavakoli-Far as she delves into stories of teams working together to change their fate and even the course of history.
Part 6: Will Sonic Booms Return to our Skies?
In the season finale, we go beyond rumor and speculation to answer: what really grounded Concorde for good? Aided by insights from an aviation journalist, we explore Concorde's legacy, its impact on the world, and the new projects it inspired that might return supersonic passenger aircraft to the skies.
Part 5: Rising from the Ashes
On July 25th, 2000, Concorde suffers its worst nightmare. Minutes after take off, an Air France flight crashes into a hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport, killing all passengers and crew. It’s now up to the team of engineers to study the aftermath and piece together the final moments of the aircraft. They hope to explain the cause to the world and restore faith in supersonic flight.
Part 4: Becoming the Sexiest Flight on Earth
Concorde is an instant hit with celebrities. Mick Jagger, Sting, and Princess Diana are all frequent flyers – for the fast travel and the high-class atmosphere. Concorde itself becomes a pop star, with its own (horrible) feature film. But on the ground, politics and protests force it to alter its course.
Part 3: "The Big Bird Flies!"
Concorde makes aviation history when the first prototype plane takes to the skies. But solving complex engineering problems is only the beginning. At almost every turn throughout the 1970s, Concorde faced existential threats. The Oil Crisis, environmental protests, and allegations of "Aviation Colonialism" could ground the plane and end the supersonic dream forever.
Part 2: Building the Fastest Passenger Jet Ever
While engineers in U.K. and France struggle to a prototype of Concorde up in the air, they respond by creating their version of an open office concept to build a fluid and collaborative work environment. Also in this episode - America enters the supersonic race, rumours of Russian espionage become rife, and Soviet Russia’s attempt at flying supersonic ends in a tragedy.
Part 1: The Dream of Supersonic Flight
In episode one, host Nastaran Tavakoli-Far and producer Pedro Mendes set the stage for our six-part story of the people and teams that made supersonic flight a reality. The team travels to the Brooklands Museum in the U.K, where Nastaran sees a Concorde up close for the first time. Also in episode one, you’ll hear about the monumental 1956 meeting of the Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee (STAC) that set in motion a complex network of teams from the U.K. and France to execute this ambitious project.
Teams preparing for space missions
Congratulations on the great work you do on Teamistry. I just completed your Teamistry survey even though I was too late to be among the first 100 to get the freebies. One of the questions on the survey asked what types of shows we might want to see. Here is what I wrote: Keep looking for team stories in unlikely places. For instance, my collaborators and I are working with NASA to prepare teams and teams of teams that will go back to the Moon and on to Mars. We are learning a lot about how people react to being put into space mission analogs that simulate the isolated and confined environments of long duration space travel. We just did an interview about our work with NASA's Houston We Have a Podcast and would love to work with you if you are interested. Good luck, Noshir Contractor.
Great topics, great content
Love learning about these topics and appreciate the positive vibe.
I’ve listened to all your episodes and can’t wait for the new ones!
It’s such as great podcast - highly recommended to anyone interested in the power of collaboration. I study teams as a part of my doctoral research and I wish I could tell a team story & lessons learnt like you do <3
Thanks to the whole research and production team in charge of making and editing all those episodes!