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.
About the Author
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.