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Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances by J. Richard Hackman

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5

Supportive Context

The conditions discussed in the previous three chapters—a real team, a compelling direction, and an enabling structure—provide the basic platform for competent teamwork. But work teams do not operate in an organizational vacuum.1 Features of the organizational context, as well as the coaching behaviors of team leaders, can either make it much easier for a team to exploit the advantages of a good basic structure or so powerfully impede the team that the advantages of a fine basic design are negated. Even managers who carefully plan the design, formation, and launch of a work team sometimes then back off and say, in effect, “Good luck, kids, you’re on your own now!” These managers stop too soon, since what is needed for team ...

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