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Forming teams and avoiding pitfalls of team design

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Experts say that teams are a means, not an end. What do you think they mean? What do you think happens in a company that creates teams just for the sake of having teams, because it is a fad or because it sounds good? How can this pitfall be avoided?

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Teams are definitely a means and not an end. The basic purpose of a team is to bring two or more people together in order to achieve certain goals and objectives. This allows the team to work on the goals and objectives together, in which case the team has an advantage over the individual working on a ...

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This solution explains if teams are a means or an end. The basics of teams, including why teams are formed and how to avoid pitfalls of designing teams solely for the sake of a team are also discussed.