“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision including the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie
Team dynamics are the unconscious, psychological forces that influence the direction of a team’s behaviour and performance. They are like under currents in the sea, which can carry boats in a different direction to the one they intend to sail.
Team dynamics are created by the nature of the team’s work, the personalities within the team, their working relationships with other people, and the environment in which the team works.
Kurt Lewin, a social psychologist, and change management expert is credited with coining the term “group or Team Dynamics” in early 1939. He noted that people often take on distinct roles and behaviours when they work in a group. “Group dynamics” describes the effects of these roles and behaviours on other group members, and...