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"We have various work groups on the plant floor. Some seem to work better together than others. Why is that?"

There are many different types of teams to be found in the workplace. However, no matter what label is assigned to the team, there are still fundamentals that make the team successful. According to Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (1993), the highest performing team?aptly named as the "High Performing Team"?is not only "committed to a common purpose, goals, and working approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable," but they are also "deeply committed to one another's personal growth and success."

With that in mind, consider this question that you get from a protege you are mentoring: "We have various work groups on the plant floor. Some seem to work better together than others. Why is that?"

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"We have various work groups on the plant floor. Some seem to work better together than others. Why is that?"

There are many types of teams found in all workplaces. Our company is no exception to the rule. If you look at the High Performing team, you will find that teams that are "high performing" are goal oriented with both the team goals and the individual goals of the members. A key to this type of team is that it is built on trust and respect as well as an understanding of the ...

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