The Wisdom of Teams Katzenbach | Goal | LeadershipToday we take a look back at one of the most important articles ever to be published about high performance teamwork. Despite its age, it is as relevant now as the day it was published. To purchase the full article in PDF form, click here. Importantly, they also distinguish between work teams and work groups. A lasting legacy.
The Wisdom of Teams
Katzenbach and Douglas K. Teams always outperform working groups of individuals when the teams are Strategy properly understood and supported. Finance Human Resources To really come together as a team, a group needs a performance challenge. Industries Team achievement requires discipline. Intercultural Mgt.
Jon R. Smith, Harvard Business School Press, Lessons we have learned Significant performance challenges energize teams regardless of where they are in an organization. No team arises without a performance challenge that is meaningful to those involved. A common set of demanding performance goals that a group considers important to achieve will lead, most of the time, to both performance and team.. Performance, however, is the primary objective while a team remains the means, not the end. Organizational leaders can foster team performance best by building a strong performance ethic rather than by establishing a team-promoting environment alone.
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