So many of us have experienced team away days, where we broke into groups of identify priorities, plan strategy and agree values. Then the feedback, the mutual support and acknowledgment, and that hollow feeling when we realise that nothing much will change as a result of the process. Is teamwork, as Sennettsuggests, "the group practice of demeaning superficiality"?
 Richard Sennett: The Corrosion of Character - The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism; New York 1998. P. 99