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High Performance Teams - A Definition
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:39:10 »
High performance teams have, according to Katzenbach and Smith:

1. A deeper sense of purpose.
2. Relatively more ambitious performance goals compared to the average teams.
3. Better work approaches or complete approaches as the authors term it.
4. Mutual accountability; acknowledgement of their joint accountability towards a common purpose in addition to individual obligations to their specific roles.
5. Complementary skill set, and at times interchangeable skills.
β€œTo stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you're all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.”
β€” Jerry Pournelle β€”