Teams are social entities that come together to perform complex, dynamic, and critical tasks that are beyond the capabilities of an individual. Teams are now part of every aspect of organizational life. They are prevalent in government, the military, health care, aviation and space, the corporate world, the oil industry, and manufacturing, to name just a few settings. Teams are deployed to solve organizational effectiveness problems, to deal with life-or-death situations, to create new products, to resolve world conflicts as peace keepers, to put out wildfires, and to rescue people during natural disasters.

Indeed, teams are an integral part of our society. Nonetheless, questions remain about teams: What are teams? How are they different from groups? What is teamwork? What do we know about team dynamics? ...

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