Defining teams.

Teams collaborate directly via mutually dependent work which is executed simultaneously. A sports analogy of a team is basketball, where the whole group focuses on the goals and strategy, relying on each other as part of their efforts. (Contrast working groups, which operate more like golf.)rL1

  1. Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, 1st ed (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012). (See notes.)