• Was the camel really designed by committee?

    5 Mar 2015
  • Groups, teams and committees are found in all companies, across the globe. From the formal – such as the C-level team – to the informal – such as the cliques. Given their central role in business, perhaps it’s time we consider – why do teams exist?

    If the old joke is true, and a camel is a horse designed by committee, then why do we all spend so much time in teams? Sometimes, we can celebrate the positives of participation, involvement and collaboration. Other times, the endless debates and bureaucratic paper-pushing might not be quite so fruitful. The thing is, like them or loathe them – most of us spend a significant [...]