PART II The Six Enabling Conditions

THE CHAPTERS IN THIS PART OF THE BOOK explore the six conditions that, together, create a team-friendly work environment. It is like a garden: A plant is more likely to prosper when the seed is good, the soil is fertile, water is plentiful, and the sun shines frequently. None of those conditions, by itself, guarantees healthy development of the plant. But together they increase the chances of a favorable outcome. It is the same with teams.

Real team (Chapter 4): Real work teams are intact social systems whose members work together to achieve a common purpose. They have clear boundaries that distinguish members from nonmembers. They work interdependently to generate a product for which members have collective, ...

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