Teamwork has become a primary vehicle utilized by organizations to improve effectiveness, and high-performance teams are considered to be the ultimate form of team. While individuals have been relied upon to accomplish the mission of organizations for many years, the team initiative is a veritable newborn in comparison. To derive the most significant benefits from human resources, motivation of the individual worker has been studied in great detail, and seminal works have developed revolving around team motivation. Another area of great importance to organizations, although yet to be studied, is the relationship between individual motivation and membership in a high-performance team environment. This study will examine that relationship in order to determine factors that motivate the individual worker as their team moves towards attaining the status of high-performance.
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