A Team With Needs

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

—Andrew Carnegie

He who mistrusts most, should be trusted least.

—Theognis of Megara

The Board of Directors as a Special Team

Western culture predominantly focuses on the individual; just look at most corporate reward systems. While you get better financial remuneration if the company’s results are better, you rarely have specific goals regarding team behavior. Indeed, research on board governance and board behavior focuses almost exclusively on the individual, not the board as a team (Charas 2015). Still, ...

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