What makes a team great?

Debunking beliefs about teams:

1. Bigger teams are better than smaller teams

This statement is not true. Based on findings from a pioneer in team research, J. Richard Hackman, team effectiveness depends on five conditions or situations set up that enable the team to be successful. The condition where the team strives in is more important than the size. In addition, smaller teams are easier to manage, organised and communicate to. 

2. Harmonious teams are more productive

While having a good relationship between team members is important, harmony does not equate to being effective. 

In today's world, teams are essential in any organisation. Effective teams can perform and bring success to an organisation. Collaboration, trust, communication are building blocks of an effective team. Teams can be equipped with skills to be more effective as a whole and more importantly these skills can be learned together.