Quotes in teamwork
A company could put a top man at every position and be swallowed by a competitor with people only half as good, but who are working together.
We need to work together to optimize the system as a whole, not to seek to optimize separate pieces... Optimizing separate pieces destroys the effectiveness of the whole. For the organization to work well as a whole, the components must work together.
Once you get some data it does away with a lot of arguments and people can work as a team going after the biggest problems.
Quality, productivity, and innovation can be significantly increased if companies provide all employees with practical tools for exploiting potential information.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
the system that people work in and the interaction with people may account for 90 or 95 percent of performance.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.
Management must provide employees with tools that will enable them to do their jobs better, and with encouragement to use these tools. In particular, they must collect data.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Managers must see themselves as experimenters who lead learning, not dictators who impose control.