The industry has used the term “project team” forever to describe any group of people assembled to deliver a project, regardless of how these people work with each other (or don’t) or how successful they were at delivering a project.
It seems obvious that an owner would want high-performing teams on their projects, yet historically owners have assembled project teams with risk aversion as the driving principal, instead of creating a high-performance team that can reliably deliver the desired results.
“The Discipline of Teams” provide an excellent discussion of the formation and leadership of high-performance teams.
– Pen Wolf, Cleveland Clinic
Read “The Discipline of Teams” by Jon. R Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. Published in Harvard Business Review, March – April 1993.