“My Team, My Team” – a poem on teamwork

Teamwork is an important thing in most organizations. But “Interdepartmental Collaboration” remains an oxymoron, too.

Most managers do not collaborate because their measurement systems are not aligned to measure collaborative results and bonuses and promotions are based on competition and “winning.”

And a wide variety of research demonstrates that the competition is measurably sub-optimizing and bad for overall results.

So, my business poem goes like this:

A Haiku Poem about Teamwork and Performance

For the FUN of It!

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement products. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant who designs simple, powerful learning tools.

See the powerful new teambuilding game, The Collaboration Journey Challenge

You can reach Scott at scott@squarewheels.com
 See his writings on people and performance at his blog

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