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J.Richard Hackman (ed.): Groups That Work (and Those That Don't), Creating Conditions for Effective Teamwork, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco /Oxford 1990 pp.493 - 504

Trip Wires in Designing and Leading Work Groups
 
Trip Wire 1  Call the performing unit a team but really manage members as individuals
Trip Wire 2 Fall off the authority balance beam
Trip Wire 3 Assemble a large group of people, tell them in general terms what needs to be accomplished and let them "work out the details".
Trip Wire 4 Specify challenging team objectives, but skimp on organisational supports
Trip Wire 5 Assume that members already have all the competence they need to work well as a team 


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