HEARTWOOD INC.

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.

Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, as a construction material, for making tools and weapons, furniture and paper, and as a feedstock for the production of purified cellulose and its derivatives, such as cellophane and cellulose acetate.

GROWTH RINGS

As an abundant, carbon-neutral renewable resource, woody materials have been of intense interest as a source of renewable energy. In 1991 approximately 3.5 billion cubic meters of wood were harvested. Dominant uses were for furniture and building construction.

ANNUAL REPORT

In 2005, the growing stock of forests worldwide was about 434 billion cubic meters, 47% of which was commercial.

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Adam Smith’s famous book, The Wealth of Nations, published in Great Britain in 1776, distinguished between the outputs of what he termed “productive” and “unproductive” labor.

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Linda Mullen

Team size and team composition affect team processes and team outcomes.

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Thomas Wood

Team members normally have different roles, like team leader and agents.

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Karen Polski

Large teams can divide into subteams according to need.

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Teddy Bear

The more homogeneous the group, the more cohesive it will be.