chapter  3
Emergence of a Team Role language
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Where the demands of a job are fully predictable and can be specified precisely, and

where individuals can undergo a course of training that enables the skills required to

be developed to the desired standard, the matching of people to jobs becomes

a straightforward business. There is, however, one drawback: this is largely a van-

ishing scenario. It applies least of all in the world that executives inhabit. So volatile

is this world that it is not unusual for the specific demands of a job to change even

before a newly appointed executive has settled in, or for an appointee to start in a post

without being fully aware of what the job entails.