CHAPTER 12

Summary and Conclusions

I tell people in their careers, “Look for growth. Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact.”

—Sheryl Sandberg, Business Executive, Facebook

Recap of Teams

Analogous to atoms, teams are the fundamental units of organizations. Nothing of consequence gets done without teams. Raising the level of performance of teams is therefore an imperative for organizations. There are four major types of teams: design, improvisational, research, and management teams. High power teams are characterized by trust, commitment, creativity, and leadership.

Team development is critical to achieving high performance. Two ...

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