Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

The Wisdom of Teams – 24: Power of Teams & Redifining Paradigms

(In this series of posts offering excerpts from the book, ‘The Wisdom of Teams’ by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (Harvard Business School Press), the excerpts are in bold.)

Performance results—that’s what teams are all about. When the goals of the team do not define specific results that are importantto the overall company’s goals, team accomplishments are unlikely to be very powerful. Similarly, performance challenges create real teams. Hence, if a potential team exists in a corporate environment where company goals are unclear or confused, both its challenge and its accomplishments are likely to be severely constrained. Read More…

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