5 traits of the most successful teams, according to Google
The Harvard Business Review has found that “the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50 percent or more” over the last two decades. As a result, a larger majority of the average employee’s day is spent communicating and/or partnering with co-workers. If the concept of teamwork is here to stay, what is the magic ingredient for making our teams more efficient, productive, and successful? Google conducted a five-year study, aimed at pinpointing the secret to maximizing team effectiveness, that came to be known as Project Aristotle . All team members need to feel valued, as though their thoughts and input matter and contribute to the bigger picture, since effective teams actively solicit input and opinions from their members. Google found that teams with psychologically safe environments had more employees who were not only less likely to leave their companies but more likely to be more successful.