Why Team Business?
We are social animals – “team animals”.
- The research is clear that it’s not just preferable for us human beings to have good team skills, it’s biological!
- We human beings have a deep-seated basic need to belong to a “caring group”, a “caring team.”
- We use “caring group” and “caring team” interchangeably to mean: a group of known individuals who care about the mutual well-being of all the members of the group — not just a touchy-feely, good-will, kind of caring, but rather an actual day-to-day, quality of life, mutually supportive, win-win caring – “I care about you doing well, because the group/team wins if you do well, and I do well if you and everyone on the team does well . . . . and you care about me doing well, because if I do well, you and the team do well too. We don’t just wish each other well; we recognize our interdependence and help each other do well.”
Yet it’s exceptionally rare for modern human work organizations to be win-win, mutually supportive “caring teams.” Even though many modern work environments (especially in the United States) talk a lot about “team work” and building effective teams, rarely do the best work teams approach the kind of win-win, mutually supportive, “caring teams” that we envision.
- This isn’t because there’s something defective about human beings that makes us poor team players. It is due to “cultural habits” towards greater and greater hierarchical group organizational patterns developed over the past 10,000 years of the “civilizing process”
- Most human organizational patterns before the advent of agriculture and settled living were win-win, mutually supportive/interdependent, “caring groups” of less than 100 to 150 individuals. This is still true of the few remaining hunter-gatherer/forager cultures in the world.
- We are convinced that it is our “human nature” to be optimally suited to live life as a valued member of a “caring cooperative team.” This is not just our “good idea” about how we humans “should” live. It is based on our interpretation of substantial research into the “nature” of us human beings (follow our WHO’S ON YOUR TEAM project for the research that convinced us and continues to convince us) of our optimal “team nature.”
Check out at least 3 of our projects to get a good idea of the kinds of projects we’re developing — most of our Project write-ups are in the form of a preliminary proposal for one website/book concept, often with spinoff ideas. The main purpose for our website is to pitch our project ideas to potential teammates.
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