Self organization in natures teams
These groups don’t depend on hierarchical leaders.
Instead each member is constantly aware of its external environment and the other members in its group and instantly synchronizes its behaviour with them according to very simple rules.
These individual behaviors, taken together, produce complex and seemingly intelligent group behaviour.
Richard also points out that natural self-organizing behaviour, such as the infectious fidgeting when a meeting reaches a natural end, is present in human teams but often our team leaders do not recognise or respect it.
Bioteams Books Reviews
The way a team decides to decide is one of the most important decisions it makes. In the excellent book, "Why Teams Don't Work" the authors, Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley, identify seven key decision-making methods for teams.