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Is Your Management Team a Real Team or Just a Pseudo Team?

Is your management team a team?

The system favors the pseudo team.

Culture eats the system for breakfast.

Characteristics of the Pseudo Team


Is your management team a team?

This probably depends on how you have chosen to define the word team. If your definition is that we all have a common goal or purpose, then, in all probability, you consider yourselves a team.

But if you think more closely about that definition, then you could say that everyone running the Berlin Marathon is a team because they have the common goal of finishing the marathon in the fastest possible time.

Obviously, they are not a team.

A more purist approach to the definition of a team, and the one I prefer, is that a team is a group of people who have a common goal and who hold themselves mutually responsible for reaching it.

Ah, now that changes the picture a bit.

Do you feel mutually responsible for reaching the overall business goals of your company? Meaning, if you notice that I am in difficulty with some...

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