1. Sealed Air is a high-performing producer of packaging materials and systems. Its efforts to develop world-class manufacturing skills through extensive use of teams is described in Chapter 10.

2. More detail is given in Chapter 7.

1. We use the phrase “collective work-products” to call to mind the need for any team to produce something of incremental performance value that is more than the sum of each member’s individual efforts—and that requires a real work contribution from each. It is the basic idea of everyone rolling up their sleeves and working together to get something tangible accomplished.

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