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High Performance Teams: Lessons from the Pygmies (1999)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Effective group work by the pygmies"

This article describe the best practices for effective work teams. Taking the way of relating among the pygmies of the African rain forest as a metaphor for effective group work–as the pygmies hunting-gathering society represents a microcosm of key survival practices of teams operating under very harsh conditions—this article offers a number of lessons for creating successful work teams.

Organizational Dynamics, 1999

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