HOW GOOD TEAMS GET EVEN BETTER
If you consider that your organisation’s competitive advantage is hidden and lying dormant within your teams, investing in them to best guarantee performance at or near their peak makes good business sense.
Patrick Lencioni, in the introduction of his 2001 book, The Five Disfunctions of a Team, starts by saying “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it so powerful and so rare.”
The environment in which senior teams operate is highly competitive so any excessive time spent getting a small ‘group’ of people to unite and become a ‘team’ is time generously handed over to a competitor, for free!