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Teamwork Is an Individual Skill by Erin O. Murphy, Meri A. Walker, Christopher M. Avery

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1 Teamwork As an Individual– Not Group–Skill

TEAMWISDOM INVITATION

When I close my eyes and imagine a workplace in which all employees are totally responsible for their team experiences and results, I see several conditions that have made this possible:

  • Teams have the power to select their own members.
  • Everyone clearly understands team goals and feels personally responsible for attaining them.
  • Expectations of performance and contributions of team members have been made explicit.
  • Team members expect to give and receive regular feedback from each other and, thereby, hold each other to agreed upon standards.
  • Rewards and recognition are based on team results.

To create and sustain this kind of workplace—not just in the imagination but in everyday ...

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