I’m bored. I have two potential behaviours when I’m bored. I either cause mischief somewhere, or I go and read something interesting. This posting I found falls into the latter category. I agree with much of what is written, and have worked in several companies where nowhere near enough effort or attention was paid to teams and their smooth operation. Seeing a group of individuals morph into a cohesive team is a thing of beauty. They care more about each other’s success than their own, spend personal time with each other, and generally operate at higher levels of efficiency BECAUSE THEY WANT TO, not because they’ve been cajoled into it.
I recommend this posting – well worth a read: Focus on building 10x teams, not on hiring 10x developers « Avichal’s Blog.