Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Management Question: Teams

"Do you have a team or simply some people who periodically meet in a conference room?"


CincyCat said...

They key difference between a "team" and "people who meet" is that a team usually has a specific goal or series of objectives that they are working on. When they get together, it's to review progress, and assign new action items to move the effort forward.

Ideally, when the objectives have been met, the meetings should stop (and the team disbanded, or restructured to focus on other goals), but that doesn't always happen...

Michael Wade said...


I agree. The trick is keeping people participating and pulling in the same direction in a timely manner. Too often, some team members rest on their oars or they try to row elsewhere.