Author John C. Maxwell writes, “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.” A collaborative team is essential to getting the job done, and research supports that team building is one of the most important things you can do in management. In the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Michigan professor Kim Cameron and his colleagues found that teams who exhibit positive practices are more productive. Positive practices include inspiring one another, providing support, and treating one another with trust and respect. Collaborative team dynamics can be fragile and hard to create, especially if there isn’t a natural chemistry in the team. Here we asked experienced local business leaders how to build a team that works well together and gets the job done.