Sociologists at the University of California and elsewhere see some compelling reasons why friendly teams finish last:
- Individual accountability is stronger in a “loner” team. When a player’s performance sags, he or she is more likely to say “It’s my problem, and I’ll fix it.” That happens more quickly than in teams in which everybody has to talk about problems.
- Arguments are less likely to divide a “loner” team into rival camps. The battle plays out purely between the combatants. Sometimes, other teammates don’t even care who wins.
- more in each player and less in the coach. That may be one reason why individual leaders are more likely to emerge in a “loner” team. resides