February 23, 2018     Daily Post

Teams are not families

Teams are not families.

It’s common, particularly in the tech world, to see teams–regardless of strength or culture–referred to as ‘families’. In reality, the best teams realize they’re the supporter of families:

  • Investing in strong bonds: we’ve talked before about how great teams want to be working alongside each other. But at the same time,
  • Investing in their freedom: remote work beats ‘Foosball tables’ and free massages, for instance, because it enables members to spend more time with their families instead of in office buildings.

Teams that behave like families enable each other to thrive in their actual family units. No more Foosball.