Everything You Thought About Teamwork Is Wrong. Here’s What to Do Instead

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In a startup, it’s common to call for all hands on deck. Non-technical staff jump in to stress test a new software build. Managers roll up their sleeves to set up and tear down for events. Software engineers carve out time to handle a sudden rush of customer support calls.

As CEO of a startup, I must have thanked people dozens — hundreds! — of times for being willing to step outside their immediate responsibility and just ‘taking one for the team.’ I was proud of our supportive and collaborative culture. It’s part of the secret to success.

Until it’s not.

Source: Everything You Thought About Teamwork Is Wrong. Here’s What to Do Instead | Inc.com