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What is a Team?

  • The word 'team' derives from the use of oxen or bullocks shackled together to create a focused, shared force for transporting heavy materials.

  • a team is...more than a group of people

  • a team is...a collective of individuals who all contribute to the working of the whole

  • a team...comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose

  • a team is...a group of individuals organized to work together to accomplish a specific objective

  • a team is...built and supported by your community

  • a team is...a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose

  • a team is...a living entity

  • a team is...made up of individual stories

  • a team is...about not having a 'boss'

  • a team is...the best way to continue your learning

  • a team is...a group of people organized to work together

  • a team is...built with blood sweat and tears

  • a team is...like a car in that it consists of multiple parts joined together to accomplish a particular task

  • a team is...that the members share and work toward a common goal

  • a team is...a relatively small number of people working collaboratively

  • a team is...the absolute best way to kill efficiently

  • a team is...more than a group of people

  • a team is...a series of people with a combination of skills and knowledge that are complementary to each other with the aim to reach the defined goals.

  • a team is...potentially the most positive external stimuli a powerlifter could ever have

  • a team is a...cooperative unit

  • a team is...two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

  • a team is...a group of interacting individuals sharing a common goal and the responsibility for achieving it

  • Also see What is Team Building?

What's New?

  • Team building basics: A guide to getting going in the world of team buildingTeam building basics: A guide to getting going in the world of team building
    (James Neill, 2005, Wilderdom)

    A team is a group of people who come together temporarily to achieve a purpose.  There is no magic formula for "building a team".  Teams are organic - they grow and change - so make use of the opportunities that change offers.

  • Does team-building make business sense?
    Team Building Activities, Games, & Initiatives(Stuff.co.nz, 14 April, 2005, New Zealand)

    Companies often turn to team building to create a more motivated workforce and a climate where people support each other, and to foster organisational learning. It seems like a great idea. Take the team out of the office and put them through an army assault course team building, let's call it.  But increasingly strap-cashed companies are questioning the value of so-called team building programs.  There is more or less no independent evaluation of team building programs, so there is little proof about what works.   Anecdotal evidence suggests that effective team-building needs some real substance in theory and models if anything like a run around an army assault course is to be really worthwhile - so buyer beware.

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