In season two of Teamistry, we go beyond the heroics of a single team and expand our focus to the power of multiple teams working together.

Host Gabriela Cowperthwaite examines how groups of teams – with different sets of skills, experiences, and even personalities – embrace uncertainty, innovate, and tackle massive challenges.

Like the story of Japanese watchmaker Seiko, and how the company brought R&D in-house to take advantage of constructive competition between its factories, ultimately leapfrogging the mighty Swiss. And how the "Trinity" – Iceland’s chief epidemiologist, the Director of Health, and the superintendent of police – worked together to contain the spread of COVID-19 when it threatened to become an outbreak.

Twelve Thai teenagers and their young soccer coach got stuck deep inside the labyrinthine Tham Luang caves of Thailand. Feared dead after a week, they were discovered alive by a British cave diver. Learn about the leadership and teamwork that enabled disparate groups to remain synchronized, overcome cultural barriers, and make life-or-death decisions during the rescue. See episode page

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Iceland had become the worst-hit country in Scandinavia. But it reversed its fate, without a full lockdown. And to date, Iceland has seen very few deaths. How? Largely because of the harmonious collaboration of "The Trinity" – Iceland’s chief epidemiologist, Director of Health, and Superintendent of Police – who implemented the "pandemic plan": a framework for working together and saving lives. See episode page

In the aftermath of World War II, Japan must rebuild its economy. Certain products become vital exports in the revitalization effort, including the wristwatch. Seiko leaps to the forefront of the recovery, but there's a problem: their watches aren't good. The company decides to bring R&D in-house to take advantage of constructive competition between its factories, and winds up going from industry failure to time-honored player on the world stage. See episode page

Teamistry is an original podcast from Atlassian about the chemistry of teams, proving that when people work together they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. See episode page

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

About the host

Teamistry is hosted by award-winning film director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Her films, including the documentary "Blackfish," deal with social, cultural, and environmental issues relating to real life events, and through her work she is intimately familiar with the power and importance of teamwork.