Teams fall apart, but they are usually in incredibly bad shape before any dramatics occur. Their bodies keep moving and their mouths are flapping but little else happens. It may appear that they are still a team, but at some point, the team has already disintegrated. Disintegration can occur with a loud bang or with a low pitched whimper.
We saw this happen on a reality show the other day. One of the judges made the comment “your teamwork was actually rather appalling!” The entire team at least had the guts to quietly agree. Surprisingly, they were not eliminated from the competition, and it will be interesting to see if they truly overcome their incredibly poor behavior.
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