A team comprises of a group of people linked for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks. Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort, which allows each member to maximize his or her strengths and minimize his or her weaknesses.
A staff however, is a military command, a set of people or employees within an organization. If they are treated as employees, it hinders their creativity and commitment. All should be recognized for their particular strengths.
had one of the strongest cabinets in history. When asked how? He simply replied: “ I see their strengths.”
It under-minded the department every time the Dean would introduce us: "this is my staff." It was serving his ego because it let everyone know he was in charge.
If you want to maximize your profits, you need an objective set of eyes to point out problems that go unrecognized by the team because they are too close to the problem. We build scotomas, blind spots, we don’t see it anymore. Sometimes we are too close to the forest to see the trees!
People don't realize what they don't see! Garfunkle Song: Sounds of Silence: People hearing without listening. www.LouPrincipe.com