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Case
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Reference no. 9-406-P01
Portuguese language
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2006
Version: 30 March 2004
Length: 12 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is a Portuguese version. The coach of the varsity Army crew team at West Point assembled his top eight rowers into the first crew team and the second tier of rowers into the second team using objective data on individual performance. As the second boat continually beat the first boat in races, the coach attempted to discern the team dynamics causing these aberrant results. By using very clean, objective performance data, the case makes clear that a team can be more (or less) than the sum of its individual parts, but allows students to analyze the factors that make this true.
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Other setting(s):
2002

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Abstract

This is a Portuguese version. The coach of the varsity Army crew team at West Point assembled his top eight rowers into the first crew team and the second tier of rowers into the second team using objective data on individual performance. As the second boat continually beat the first boat in races, the coach attempted to discern the team dynamics causing these aberrant results. By using very clean, objective performance data, the case makes clear that a team can be more (or less) than the sum of its individual parts, but allows students to analyze the factors that make this true.

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Other setting(s):
2002

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