Home > management > Mistrust Over Teamwork

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:

Supposed To Vs Actual

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?

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: