How do you define a Team? A Team that is really working together as a efficient single unit as they are supposed to do. I think this is a good definition:

  • They have a common goal or purpose.
  • They share an approach to their work.
  • They are jointly accountable for results.
  • They are small in size, usually between 7-9 people.
  • They have shared history.
  • Teams build their capacity through their work.

Please check Esther Derby’s blog post “UnTeams and Real Teams”.