WHEN people work together as a team in every endeavour of life, they tend to achieve more than individuals. Most organisations have a budget item on team building every year for various teams in the organisation, including executive teams. What is surprising though is that most of the team building interventions fail. They fail because most executives and consultants introducing such interventions do not understand the science behind team working. In this article, I am going to share with you what science and research says about working together in teams. In 2012, Google in its quest to understand how teams function, embarked on a project code named Project Aristotle. They based this project on results from what scientific research has…