"The DNA of a Great Team" maps out the building blocks of a truly successful team. Central are two intertwined threads of DNA. One strand represents results; the other relationships. A successful team commits to and invests in both. Results and relationships are the central tenets in a series of synergistic sub-processes that move from Direction, to Development, to Delivery and, eventually, to Decline. As it evolves, a great team leans heavily on these DNA markers.
Take the time to get it right at the beginning. There are any number of characteristics of a truly outstanding team. Counted amongst them being the level of engagement, symbolism, courtesy, language, story, the use of metaphor, agility, comfort with ambiguity, leadership reach (working across cultures), speed of learning and taking advantage of the technology available.
Insights from "Great Organizations Are Built Around Great Teams".