Everyone knows that teamwork is a good thing—in fact, it’s essential! But how does it really work? What makes a winning team? Why do some teams go straight to the top, seeing their vision become reality, while others seem to go nowhere?
These are questions that don’t have simple answers. If it were that easy, sports would have more back-to-back world champions, and the list of Fortune 500 companies wouldn’t change year after year.
One of the challenges of learning about teamwork is that even people who’ve taken a team to the highest level in their field sometimes have a hard time putting their finger on what separates a great team from a collection of individuals who can’t seem to get it together. Some will say that the key to winning is a strong work ethic.