I was born and raised in Tianjin, China, city of millions, and moved to a small town in the American midwest at age nine. Since then, my experience of working in New York City and Beijing draws from this state of in-betweenness. Hyper Island — a creative business school where design thinking, digital strategy, and group reflection went hand in hand — deepened my interest in team dynamics and development. I've spoken on the topic at The Future of Work London and a narrative of the Chinese Internet at SheSays. Currently, I'm working on a collection of short stories set in Beijing.
The saying goes, "One Chinese makes a dragon, but three Chinese make a worm.” Leaders in China are often promoted on individual success, but understanding of teamwork remains an abstraction." Better Teamwork in China is a Hyper Island Master's industry research project for creative teams sharing what we know and how we can use this, delivered in a concise text for everyday reference.