Promises and Pitfalls

Working as a team instead of individually is often preferred when work is too voluminous or too complex to be performed alone. Teams have the advantage of being flexible in how they deploy and use their resources, and they provide opportunities for team members to learn from one another.17 This is clearly the case for work at the top of organizations. Researchers have stated that the current organizational reality is often too complex for a single manager to oversee. A division of tasks among TMT members in a team structure can provide a way for dealing with this complexity.18

Researchers have proposed that by working in a TMT, the quality of strategic decisions can be increased because multiple managers can apply more diverse ...

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