There Are Teams, And Then There Are Teams
An interesting article on how most of the "teams" we talk about in the business world aren't all that passionate or committed.
The author, a military veteran, writes about the shock he felt when he transitioned into civillian life and experienced the general lack of commitment.
As he points out, "Effective military units are comprised of people fully committed to their purpose. Their commitment levels include the knowledge that they may die trying to accomplish their tasks."
And while our daily business lives generally aren't life and death, it is interesting to think about how we could be as committed to our teams as the military is to theirs.