The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization - PDF Free DownloadToday 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.
Book Summary: The Wisdom Of Teams
The Wisdom of Teams
Groups don't become teams because that is what someone calls them. Nor do teamwork values by themselves ensure team performance. So what is a team? How can managers know when the team option makes sense and what they can do to ensure team success? In this article, drawn from their recent book The Wisdom of Teams, McKinsey partners Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith answer these questions and outline the discipline that makes a real team. The essence of a team is shared commitment. Without it, groups perform as individuals; with it, they become a powerful unit of collective performance.
Building High Performance Teams
You will be hard-pressed to find a better guide to the essential building block of the organization of the future. As well as challenging much conventional wisdom about teams, the book is full of advice about how to organize proper--and properly effective--teams. Its stories and lessons should be read and learned. Now they share their meticulous observations with all of us in an important and timely book, brimming with useful detail. Jon R.