Creating Hot Teams

Laurence Haughton

There are teams and there are hot teams. On hot teams work is engaging—and when the day ends, people look forward to tomorrow. On hot teams everyone gets more done without some supervisor breathing down the team’s collective neck. What’s more, hot teams trust their leaders and therefore they adapt quickly to new directions, improvising solutions on the spot and expending the extra effort necessary to follow through under changing conditions.

In short, the morale is great on hot teams. And that great morale creates an environment where teams more easily buy in to their responsibilities, the group’s goals, and the big picture.

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