by Robin Stuart-Kotze Ph. D – Robin is Associate Consultant with Corporate Dynamics
“Team” is one of those words that is used indiscriminately and that has all sorts of meaning and connotations. Almost every group of people who work loosely together, or sometimes who even work in a common physical area, is referred to as a team. Most “teams” in organisations are really working groups. And most team building has nothing to do with creating real teams. It barely scratches the surface of what operating as a high performance team is about. It is based on the fiction that teams are simply about working together.