Our view is that teams in organizations tend to be bound together by an enduring common purpose, whereas
groups form around a particular task, but may not need to collaborate with the same intensity all of the
Often is it difficult for team members to discern how to select the activity which is going to make the most
difference to the business right here, right now. Coupled with this, team members can be unsure how to
manage the conflicting loyalties between the demands of their peer group and those of their direct reports.
If the individual is uncertain, it is almost certain that other team members are affected in this way too.