What's So New About Teams? In organizations where teams have been successful, they have had the full support of top management. In organizations where teams did not live up to expectations, management had never been enthusiastic about the concept. To build a successful team, first get the full support of top management. 5 Teams are feasible when · · · · A fresh approach to accomplishing the goals of the group is desirable. There is a breakdown in communication within the group. A project requires a staff of people with diversified backgrounds. The culture of the organization is becoming more participative. · Senior managers are committed to the creation and implementation of the team concept. Here are some situations where using teams is not desirable: · When there is a heavy turnover in the department. Teams require a group of stable members who are likely to work together for a long time. It takes quite a while to develop the working relationships within a team. Members must win the trust and confidence of all their teammates. They must learn to coordinate their efforts. Only over time does the team build a relationship in which members can anticipate another member's actions, and be ready to react instantly. · When the company has a small cadre of key personnel and uses temps or outsourcing to do most of the work. Heads Up!