The likelihood of outstanding business success is greater with great teamwork. I'd say that was an obvious and uncontroversial thing to say!

For the Friday Roundup, I'd condense the management texts I've read and the experiences I've had to date into five teamwork must-haves:

  • a shared and clearly articulated vision;
  • mutuality (individual success is team success, and vice versa);
  • honesty;
  • clearly defined roles and responsibilities; and
  • a self-sustaining determination and hunger for success.

These qualities are being put to the most extreme of tests in current times. The economic climate today requires great teams to tend to these must-haves like never before, to keep them resilient and vibrant. But the ultimate test is for those teams that observers within or without rate as sub-par today. Read more