What makes a team work?

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Authors: Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal
Date: Autumn 1992
From: Organizational Dynamics(Vol. 21, Issue 2)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Document Type: Article
Length: 6,216 words

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Abstract :

Symbolic perspectives play a significant role in the success of team work. Although others, such as structural, human resource and political framework, also play an important role in work group undertakings, the symbolic outlook is crucial to the success of corporations because there is an apparent absence of purpose and faith in corporate management. The symbolic perspective goes beyond meeting the needs to search for the right people, to develop a proper structure or to engage in political deals. It emphasizes the necessity of play, rituals, ceremonies and myths in building a successful work group. Such activities strengthen the spirit of team work, thus, ensuring peak performance. This symbolic point of view of team work cultivates internal meaning and external faith and confidence among each member of the group.

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Source Citation
Bolman, Lee G., and Terrence E. Deal. "What makes a team work?" Organizational Dynamics, vol. 21, no. 2, Autumn 1992, p. 34+. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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