When we are too objective, we lose sight of the reason the team exists. Goals are supposed to benefit the team, but each team is made of individuals. Nothing comes before people, but when we act with too much objectivity, we can make people expedient. Teams that do this will only win in the short term. This is because the cost of the shortcut of expediency is low morale and loyalty. People know when they matter and when they don’t. When people are treated as a means to an end, the team will not last. People always matter. Great teams never forget that.