Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
We all pretty much know what a team is. We learned about teams early on in school or in the context of a sport. In fact, we talk more about teams in a sports context than in any other. But, according to Patrick Lencioni in The Advantage, “Teamwork is not a virtue. It is a choice—and a strategic one.”1
Now more than ever, work in the knowledge economy is frequently done by teams. The big difference between a work team and a sports team is at work, the team doesn’t come together ...