#MBAread: Teamwork, Lessons from Google

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

New research reveals surprising (and not so surprising) truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter:
We had lots of data, but there was nothing showing that a mix of specific personality types or skills or backgrounds made any difference. The ‘‘who’’ part of the equation didn’t seem to matter.
As long as everyone got a chance to talk, the team did well. But if only one person or a small group spoke all the time, the collective intelligence declined.
Read all the details and more here
by Charles Duhig in The New York Times Magazine, Feb. 2016

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