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Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition by Tim Lister, Tom DeMarco

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28. Chemistry for Team Formation

Some organizations are famous for their consistent good luck in getting well-knit teams to happen. It isn’t luck, of course; it’s chemistry. There is something about those organizations, some optimal mix of competence and trust and mutual esteem and well-person sociology that provides perfect soil for the growth of jelled teams. And it’s not only team formation that benefits from these factors. Everything works better. These organizations are just plain healthy.

Rather than illustrate this with an example from our experience, we encourage you to think of one from your own. Have you ever been in an organization that simply glowed with health? People were at ease, having a good time, and enjoying interactions with ...

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