Thursday, December 18, 2008

Virtuoso Teams

Traditional teams typically operate under the tyranny of the "we"—that is, they put group consensus and constraint above individual freedom. Team harmony is important; conviviality compensates for missing talent. This produces teams with great attitudes and happy members, but, to paraphrase [Max] Liebman [Broadway producer], "from a polite team comes a polite result." - Fischer and Boynton, "Virtuoso Teams," Harvard Business Review, July-August 2005as quoted in Organic Community, Joseph Myers

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