“’Teamwork’ is an illusion created when the individual components within a human system accomplish a goal that is credited to the collective, rather than to the individual efforts of the components.” That was the theme of a newsletter I received this week. And it certainly made me stop and think. (http://www.mondaymorningmemo.com/newsletters/reliable-truth-or-cultural-myth/)
I suppose, by definition, that makes it provocative and there is nothing wrong with provocative when it makes you think more deeply. Yet, in order to create this effect, particularly if aiming to change another’s view, any provocation has to be grounded on a reasonable premise. It must be rational or factual, or – at the very least – apparently factual, in order to hold water. So does this statement? Let’s take a closer look.