5 keys to successful teams

Do you think that high-performing and capable individuals make successful teams? Think again! Google’s People Operations team has identified five key dynamics that make a team effective. These dynamics are:

  • Psychological safety
  • Dependability
  • Structure and clarity
  • Meaning of work
  • Impact of work
Source: https://rework.withgoogle.com/blog/five-keys-to-a-successful-google-team/

Of these, psychological safety was found to be the most important, as it underpins the other four. Psychological safety enables team members to take risks, admit mistakes, partner with others, and take on new roles without fear of negative consequences. Teams that adopted new group norms, such as sharing risks taken in the previous week, improved their psychological safety and structure and clarity ratings.

You can find more details on the framework of this project and how to evaluate your team’s effectiveness here.

Keys for a great manager

There’s also previous research from Google that focused on the traits that make a perfect manager, which you can find here.

Source: https://rework.withgoogle.com/guides/managers-identify-what-makes-a-great-manager/steps/learn-about-googles-manager-research/

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