Here is the 3rd great “team” article from HBR today………..leadership and management.
Excerpt………..But the context in which teams operate has shifted many times, and the challenges have evolved accordingly. And arguably, the most dramatic shifts have occurred over the past decade. Most businesses today are either global or have global aspirations. Teams increasingly cross functional, organizational, cultural, and geographic boundaries. The matrixed structure that’s rapidly supplanting the traditional hierarchy has created confusion over how teams and leaders approach power, authority, and accountability. Technologies have created new ways of communicating and collaborating, but using them productively entails a shared understanding that doesn’t come automatically. And more and more teams are dynamically forming and breaking apart, formed to solve specific problems, then dissolved and re-formed to attack another issue.