Today's Bizerm™ is “Steamwork".

Contemporary management has proven that teamwork produces
superior results than the old worn-out traditional management style.
Work gets done quicker and with consistently higher quality than in
environments where employees are treated more as a commodity than an
asset to a team.

Not every team operates smoothly tough. When a team is dysfunctional
it does produce the results just mentioned. When this happens we call it
“Steamwork”.

The norm for
teamwork is a blend of harmony and healthy conflict. This
scenario produces strong, positive progress toward organizational goals.
However just calling a team a "team" does not make it a team. A true
team is empowered to achieve a shared vision among unified team
members.

When
General Motors started to deploy their Global Management
System (GMS), a modified version of the Toyota employee teamwork
system they had difficulty connecting their teams to a shared vision. At
one Detroit area plant the younger employees quickly embraced the
concept but more senior members had become use to new initiatives that
did not play out. Many of these employees engaged in Steamwork.

With “Steamwork” the work gets done, but with backstabbing,
animosity, and other divisive actions.

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"Steamwork"