The initial difficulty can usually be found in the many complexities that tend to infuse the very definition of “team” from inclusion to empowerment, camaraderie and identity.
In reality, a team is simply a group of people committed to a common goal. It is the understanding and ownership for the common goal that glues the team together. Through goal clarity and understanding of “need”, team members are fully capable of surrendering sub-goals and rising to extraordinary feats of cooperation and effectiveness.
It has been said that a high performance team can make anything happen, it just has to decide so.
When prevailing social norms, corporate politics, or individual agendas are brought into the very concept of what a team is expected to be, a variety of distractions from team purpose inevitably ensues resulting in pebbles becoming unmovable as the team procrastinates any decision-making.