7.2. CATALYZING HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS AND COMMUNITIES

High-performance teams and communities emerge—and continue to exist—only so long as the members want them to. These groups generate and sustain themselves. Outsiders can't do it for them. Only insiders can understand the intricate web of interpersonal relationships at the heart of a high-performance team or community—who the real players are and what relationships they have to the community issues. And in complex fields, it's often only insiders who can appreciate the substantive issues that make up the subject matter of the community, the challenges the field faces, and the latent potential in emerging ideas and techniques.[]

So ultimately the viability of a high-performance team or community ...

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