What does "in the best sense of the word" mean here? What is that "word"?
All the members of the Eagle Group put something of themselves into the new computer.
Individual efforts went well beyond the job, supported by a unique way of life that encouraged each person to commit to doing something of significance. Their deep commitment and unwavering spirit jelled in the ritual of signing up. Both were then intensified and expanded by diversity, exceptional leaders, common language, stories, rituals, ceremonies, play, and humor. In the best sense of the word, the Eagle Group was a team, and the efforts of the individual members were interwoven by symbolic fibers.
Cultural elements were the heart and soul of the group’s success.
From: Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership
By Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal