The Data Standard

The Data Standard Audio Experience with Host Darren Kaplan and Guest Tatiana Sorokina
Host Darren Kaplan speaks with Tatiana Sorokina, Solutions Director, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at Novartis about being mindful for/to your coworkers.

Episode Summary

What happens when you take a team of people from a range of backgrounds and skillsets and ask them to perform a challenging task on a tight deadline? Often, conflicts arise. One way to reduce them may be team mindfulness: the collective awareness of what a team is experiencing at a given moment. New research shows that the higher the level of team mindfulness, the lower the level of conflict on teams. What’s more, in the more mindful teams, productive conflict around tasks didn’t shift as readily into a conflict between team members themselves. Because of this, destructive undermining between colleagues was reduced. And while there is currently no formal prescription for how to achieve team mindfulness, companies might consider incorporating mindfulness programs for individuals to start, particularly among leaders: When a leader models a more mindful approach, employees are more likely to follow suit.

Meet the Hosts


Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs
Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Tatiana Sorokina

Solutions Director, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at Novartis
An experienced data science and digital transformation leader building enterprise advanced analytics solutions that drive business impact in healthcare and life science domain.