Teams

Artificial Harmony and Silo Wars

Artificial Harmony and Silo Wars

Does the need to get along trump the need to get results in your organization?
 
Morale can be defined as a group or team’s cohesiveness or esprit de corps. Strong emotional ties, close relationships, and high levels of trust between members are the hallmarks of teams with high morale. Members of high Morale teams often say they would do anything for their teammates; as depicted in the movies Saving Private Ryan or Lone Survivor members of some combat units become so tight that they are willing to sacrifice their lives for their teams. Conversely, low morale teams have members who will easily sabotage others if doing so furthers their careers.

Teams at the Top

Teams at the Top

Most organizations have executive or senior leadership teams comprised of the CEO, COO, and functional and business unit heads.

The members of these 6-20 person teams are generally responsible for determining organizational strategy and structure; setting performance targets and budgets; making policy; and managing the business. Top teams often determine the fate of organizations and their unique problems merit additional comment.