Causes of Rivalry
Just as the results from the coordination of a team of teams compounds, so does the risk of rivalry as resources need to be shared.
1) Competition over limited resources: Teams that learn to share responsibility for a common goal are more likely to share the resources needed to accomplish that goal together. If they are competing in any way, the resources become a source of conflict rather than a unifying force.
2) Conflict over positions of authority: Questions about whose call it is to make in certain situations indicate a need to clearly define roles within a team.
3) Competition for attention: When we compete for credit and for our ideas to be chosen or considered we shift our energy away from the common goal of the team and to our own agenda.