Everyone thinks teams are a good thing. Leaders like to form teams. People, for the most part believe in the value and purpose of teams . . .
“All of us are smarter than each of us.” and “1 + 1 = 3”
. . . are just two common phrases that reinforce and prove how pervasive our belief in teams is.
And that belief is justified . . . sometimes.
The fact is, sometimes we would be better off without a team - with individuals contributing as individuals.
At least not the type of team you probably think of when you think of a team.
Two Basic Types of Teams
To keep things simple, I believe there are two basic types of teams. There are basketball teams and there are track and field teams.
Basketball teams (or soccer or hockey) are teams that require, by the nature of their task, that everyone play as one unit. On teams in these sports, the players are interdependent. At any moment of any game, in ...(register to read more)