Some teams just naturally fit together. Maybe they’ve worked on previous projects together or just have personalities that mesh well. Other teams. . . well let’s just say that I’ve been on teams where there are those who really can’t stand to be in the same room with each other. That makes it hard and uncomfortable for everyone. Sometimes, if the project manager can set clear goals and standards in the kick-off meeting, a lot of the strain can be minimized or avoided all together. April’s Messenger, Unifying Your Team Without the Fireworks, will look at how creating a team mission statement, strategic goals, and a strategic focus can help bring a team together.