"We need to form a group to fix this highly technical and challenging problem."
"Put Bob in the group. He's worked here a long time."
"Good idea. Plus it gets him out of our hair for a while."
That seems to be the thought process for any group I've been involved in. I sincerely hope I was never considered Bob.
So, although our text book is pretty high on the team idea, unless it's going to be supported in a competent fashion by the company, I say