| Overview: In weak teams, people often look upon meetings as a chore, an unavoidable evil or an interruption to work. When individualism is stronger than teamwork, people may use the team meeting to pursue personal agendas and so leave others feeling left out or used. But in strong teams, meetings are looked upon differently. In teams that feel like teams, the team meeting is an outward manifestation of the team's identity as a team. People value coming together for its own sake. They take pleasure in being with their teammates. This makes the running of team meetings more effective and the agendas more worthwhile. It means that team meetings operate not just on a practical level of informing and discussing and planning, but on a personal and interpersonal level as well.