"The prevalence of teams of all kinds has grown steadily for the last several decades. The implied belief is teams are more productive, efficient and creative. Experience and research belies this. If a team is the right approach, most will need help if they are to perform optimally. The majority of teams are not clear on their membership, role, objectives or decision making process. Most of this can be resolved by having the discipline to do a few basic things well and these don't include "team-building". Productive teams typically have high member satisfaction but the reverse is not true." Andy Powell, Founder Rule6
"Research consistently shows that teams under perform, despite all the extra resources they have. That's because problems with coordination and motivation typically chip away at the benefits of collaboration"
J. Richard Hackman, Edgar Pierce Professor of .Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University