Summary of What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

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What makes some teams successes and others failures? Why can team dynamics be either energizing or draining? This article describes Google’s quest for a formula to optimize teamwork. Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The New York Times, explains Google’s findings on its analysis of group dynamics. getAbstract recommends these insights to managers looking for methods to motivate teams, create a constructive working environment and improve group productivity.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Google discovered about building the perfect team,
  • How you can implement and establish “psychological safety” in your workplace, and
  • How Google now uses data to back up its formula for group success.
 

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Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The New York Times. He is the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better, from which this article is adapted.

 

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In a time of global commerce, teamwork is more important than ever before. In the last two decades, teamwork in businesses has increased by 50% or more, and interpersonal communication accounts for 75% of an employee’s day. Businesses can’t afford to underestimate the power of strong teams.
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