Forming the best possible management team is a universal preoccupation for leaders. And it is becoming ever more important as technology challenges the conventional workplace, say Scott Keller and Mary Meaney, writing for McKinsey Quarterly.
Team building is never as simple as sitting all the brightest stars of your organisation at your top table; unless they collaborate effectively your performance will suffer. Keller and Meaney say it’s all a matter of composition and dynamics, quoting basketball legend Michael Jordan: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
Here are some tried and tested rules and tactics to help you build a dynamic and efficient team: