Sharp edges better than none
Kathy Sierra on the "synergistic group building" team vs. the "idea-crushing, groupthink team."
It's about how hard the team/group works to exploit the smartest aspects of the team while maintaining ... distance and diversity ... It's about aggregating the intelligence of the individuals rather than having the group make decisions as a whole. And those are two profoundly different things. Most importantly, it's about working to keep the sharp edges instead of smoothing them all over.