Mistrust Over Teamwork
Because I’ve stumbled upon several rave reviews of the book, I started reading “Team Geek“.
Right off the bat, the authors present this brilliant endlessorigami.com graphic:
D’oh! Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to become a good “team player“.
But why do group projects tend to teach mistrust instead of teamwork? Could it be because the ancient hierarchical structures and individual-centric reward policies baked into the vast majority of institutions demand an “it’s all about me” attitude?
Of course not. When someone is castigated by HR for not being a “rah-rah” team player, it’s because of personal failure – not because of dysfunctional organizational structures and policies, right?