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Don't Kill the Bosses! by John Ullmen, Samuel Culbert

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imageTeam Effectiveness Requires It

We hate to say this and wish it weren’t true, but most of the teamwork we’ve seen in our consulting is the naive “snap-together” kind. Pun intended, it’s the “staff infection” that results from people reasoning with false objectivity and practicing self-interested politics. It’s how people entrenched in a hierarchical relationship system customarily operate. Snap-together is also the type of teamwork we find students using in the MBA courses we teach, always with mixed results.

You know how snap-together teamwork goes. Upon receipt of a group assignment, a project team meets to divide the work and agree on the ...

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