Teams are as old as Hammurabi. For thousands of years team was the unit for small-scale activity— fighting, farming, revolution, etc. During the industrial revolution, assembly machinery changed all that. This era introduced hierarchy, organizational structure, and bureaucracy, resulting in top-down people control. People were individual machines under the control of top-down leadership and management; they were utilized for maximum productivity. The problem, however, is that people are not machines. We function best in relationship with a purpose driving us. Given time and space to work together, trust is built and tremendous synergy released to produce something greater than the sum of it’s parts!
- The WHY Behind Teams
- There is no “I” in Team
- The “I” in W-I-nning Teams
- High Performing Teams
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