“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:
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.
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