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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment prepare to provide suppressing fire for an assault element advancing on its objective during task force training Jan. 23, 2014, at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment prepare to provide suppressing fire for an assault element advancing on its objective during task force training Jan. 23, 2014, at Fort Hunter Liggett, California.
Photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock

The Private Sector Should Take A Cue From Military Teams

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In an interview with Harvard Business Review, retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal discussed his book “Team of Teams,” and how trust between individuals is integral to mission success, both in the military and the private sector.

“You get a level of familiarity with teammates, and they get in-depth knowledge of you, too,” says McChrystal. “This informal set of interactions is really the magic. The more powerful those informal interactions are, where all it takes is one glance between one person and another, that’s how you go from command and control to organic movements.”

Get the full story at Harvard Business Review.