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Teaming Philosophy and Theory: The Process for Innovation and Consensus Model

The constitution was framed upon the theory that peoples of the several states must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.

Benjamin Cardozo

All for one, and one for all

Alexander Dumas

FOUNDATION AND PHILOSOPHY

Teaming potentially begins when two or more people decide to join in some discussion or enterprise. Note, however, the cautionary word, potentially. Collective efforts must meet stringent teaming standards before being admitted into that select category. These standards derive from the overarching philosophies of quality management and project management, discussed in Chapters 14.

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