Where do teams go wrong? Having the right people with the right skills doesn't mean they'll know how to work together as a team. The authors maintain it's all in the design. Through a blend of straightforward activities, conversational stories, and dialogues that help model different forms of team interaction, this book will help teams: create workday rituals that support better decisions and follow-through on their work responsibilities; identify and mitigate patterns of behavior that detract from team performance; and reinforce habits that help team members bring the human element into their interactions and foster open communication. Prepares readers to set up and survive challenging projects alongside their coworkers with a shared sense of ownership and team integrity. Using a process that has worked at some of the world's cutting-edge companies, the authors detail the steps to take control of team design and plan for success by giving every team member a voice in the process.