Part 1

Typically, teams are formed based on the specialties and skills of the individual members. As the members become aligned, they form a cohesive closed-loop unit and complement each other — sharing and learning skills. Because they have become an interdependent system they also learn from each other furthering their skill sets as a unit. What are the significant benefits the team unit brings back to the organization?

Part 2

When viewing a team as a closed-loop system, each member becomes dependent on the next. How does this dependency influence the dynamics of a team, specifically from a systems perspective? How does a closed-loop system team interact with a learning organization?