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Teams are what make great products, great organizations, and awesome work culture. A family is a team; one in which cohabitants all lend a supportive role, ideally. From dish-washing duties to chores, errands, event planning, and so on. Teaming up has been in our DNA since the dawn of humankind; people formed teams that banded together to hunt, raise families, and defend their communities. The benefits of employing cohesive yet fluid teams are simply astronomical.

Friction-less teams excel at what they were engineered to do. 

Although desired outcomes may be well-thought-out, team dynamics dictate the necessity to be re-engineered constantly. Within teams, there have always been intra-team conflicts; this friction may occur due to various reasons, ones which typically involve a difference of opinion and/or understanding towards certain aspects of decision-making. Whenever friction occurs, a nice lather of lubricant should be applied to keep things moving forward. Differences, judgments, and attitudes should be checked in at the door if one wills to excel as a team member and leader.