Why this team works: Rugby

Rugby requires total commitment to the team, endurance, dedication, stress tolerance, clear thinking under pressure, etc. It also requires respect for the opposing team and the willingness to forgive and forget after the game. Each player has a position on a rugby team. This relates to a role on a work team. 

1. Made up of two sub-teams who constantly interact but operate differently

2. Each Sub-team has to interact well to perform at highest level

3. Team members must have vastly different skill sets for the team to succeed

4. Skills in each individual must be high

5. Strong leadership needs to exist in key areas on the pitch for optimal performance

6. Off field support needs to be of the highest standard

7. Preparation is essential

8. Communication is key