CHAPTER 11Intelligence Teams in Context

When intelligence teams are well structured, supported, and led, they can do very well—they accomplish their mission, they grow in capability over time, and they contribute to the personal learning and professional growth of their members. These benefits do not automatically appear, however. As has been seen throughout this book, mere exhortation to collaborate and team-building exercises intended to promote harmony and trust are insufficient to produce results. Teams have to be thoughtfully designed and supported if they are to be an effective means of engaging individuals’ resources in pursuit of collective purposes.

The bad news is that the institutional contexts within which intelligence teams operate ...

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