Why do certain groups add up to be greater than the sum of their parts while others add up to be less?I have worked with organizations around the country of different sizes and shapes. I marvel at the success of some groups and the challenges of others.


Team culture is one of the most powerful forces on the planet and one of the most difficult things to put together and maintain. A Harvard study of more than 200 companies over 11 years revealed that a strong team culture increased the net income of those companies by 750%!


I LOVE Teams which is in part why I love hospice. We were the first to require interdisciplinary teams where everyone’s voice is valued. 


Think about the most well-functioning teams in your organization and see if they have these components:

  • Safety
  • Belonging
  • Shared vulnerability
  • Shared purpose


A shared exchange of openness and vulnerability is the most basic building block of cooperation and...

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