** I'm porting over some of my old posts. Enjoy! **
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to be a member of a team, look to find organizations that build teams. Managers who have seen teams in action from afar, look for ways to imitate the results they saw. Few people really know how to "make" a team. If you want to build an environment in which a team can form, and flourish you should pick up a copy of The Wisdom of Teams.
The authors start off by describing what teams are, and why we want them in business. The then walk you through what it looks like when a team forms, how to leverage the team, and when you do and don't want to try and form a team. Throughout the whole process, they relate both success stories, and stories of failed teams. They analyze each story, and provide their insights on the processes used.
I highly recommend this book! Get to reading. ;)