MIT's Sloan School of Business published data in their 2016 Digital Business Study that reinforces the idea that organizations are evolving into more self-directed, high-performing, data-driven teams.
The Wall Street Journal did find that the 2011 NBA World Champions high-fived more than any other team. And we are based in Dallas and do love our Mavs. In all seriousness, more companies are realizing how strong teams thrive on the concept of the #win, the #highfive, and #kudos to create shared success and reinforce values. You can peruse the resource center for more on the scientific studies. The article below is a great starting point for teams.
"And this can be our goal. Every day, with every action, to make something more civilized." - Seth Godin
Seth Godin and David McCollough are two names I think of when I ask which authors consistently create authentic, well-researched stories that help me think more clearly.
This post on civilization inspires all kinds of thoughts on teamwork, how teams align, and how larger groups of people align.