Team-playing chimpanzees may hold key to human trait

It’s monkey business, but not as we know it: teamwork has its roots in chimpanzees, say scientists. Teamwork has been essential in humanity’s greatest achievements, and team coaching is now all the rage. But it’s still early days in terms of its development. Coaching buyers have reported that some so-called team coaches are not up to the job, applying the same techniques they use in individual coaching and failing to grasp team dynamics. Can our nearest primate relatives shed any light on team development? Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees not only coordinate actions with each...

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