22 Nov '15, 2am

Google’s five key success factors for effective teams |

When it comes to getting things done, hiring people brighter than yourself is generally considered something of a no-brainer. But there’s more to building a team than simply assembling a bunch of the smartest people you can find. Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success. It interviewed 200+ employees to ask about attitudes to teamwork, in order to discover the common attributes of a high performing team. The results, as discussed on its re:Work blog , are revealing. It turns out that standout teams have five common traits, and these are perhaps a lot less skill-based than you might initially think. Cultural and psychological factors are of primary importance, as is strategic vision. How people work with one another is absolutely fundamental, if a team is to be effective. Related articles The Psychology of ...

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