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The wolf pack: team dynamics for the 21st century

Pamela R. Johnson (Department of Management, California State University, Chico, California, USA.)
Virginia L. Heimann (Department of Management, California State University, Chico, California, USA.)
Karen O’Neill (Department of Management, California State University, Chico, California, USA.)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

Today, many companies don’t want employees who merely “do their jobs.” Instead, they want people who will make them profitable. And because profit‐generation is increasingly in the hand of “teams” of co‐workers who collaborate on short‐ or long‐term projects, or even permanently, companies are looking for people who can fit this type of work structure. This article discusses how a high performance team is much like a wolf pack, and gives a background on the purpose of teams, and describes the many reasons for failure of teams, discussing the qualities needed for successful teams in the 21st century.

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Johnson, P.R., Heimann, V.L. and O’Neill, K. (2000), "The wolf pack: team dynamics for the 21st century", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620010332813

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