The Right Role for Top Teams

Think of the top teams you’ve known that have had the greatest impact.  Did their value come from the meetings they conducted and the decisions they made together?  Or did it derive from something else? In most companies, the phrase top team is a misnomer.  It is supposedly where the key strategic decisions are made.  But in reality, the group’s power comes from its members’ informal and social networks, and their ability to work well in subgroups to address specific issues. In “The Right Role for Top Teams,” in the Winter 2011 issue of Strategy+Business, Rob Cross and Jon .....
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