In his Valence Theory of Organizations, Mark Federman identified “several specific forms of valence relationships that are enacted by two or more people when they come together to do almost anything; these are economic, social-psychological, identity, knowledge, and ecological.”
Recently Mark has posted on why bureaucracy and collaboration are mutually exclusive, showing the limited nature of Teamwork …
… in comparison to the more balanced aspect of Collaboration which brings all valence relationships into play.
As much as organisations advertise for “team players”, what would be best are workers who can truly collaborate by connecting to each other in a more balanced manner with all the facets of their lives. Of course that would mean that the blunt stick of economic consequences would have less overall significance.