In these credit crunch times, organisations need to be able to act smarter and effectively do more with the less. Highly motivated and talented people will therefore be at a premium. However, what makes these individuals creative and innovative can also make them tricky to manage. So, how should organisations best maximise these volatile and strong-willed premium resources? Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, drawing on his unique research into the team dynamics of the Cambridge boat race team, offers advice on how to resolve the tensions that naturally arise in high performance teams.