Working in a team

‘It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.’

Napoleon Hill, author

One of the biggest changes in organisations over the past 20–30 years has been the strong shift towards team-working with words such as ‘collaboration’ and phrases such as ‘self-managed teams’ now common linguistic currency in effectively run organisations. A good example is the way in which we create, innovate and problem-solve. Historically, in North American and North European organisations, there was the idea of the ‘great man’ who would emerge with the new idea, the breakthrough, the invention (this in an era of few women ...

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