Google’s Insights on Effective Teams

The World Economic Forum shares this insight by Google;

Google has done extensive research into the skills and character traits of a good manager. But what about the rest of the workforce? For any large organization to thrive, entire teams need to gel together to succeed.

In 2013, the internet giant decided to explore this issue.

According to their research, by far the most important team dynamic is psychological safety – the ability to be bold and take risks without worrying that your team members will judge you.

It is important to have a leader or facilitator to hold a space which lets team members feel safe. Even among the team members, they need to build the container of trust. Within which, the space and capacity to work effectively and without fear of criticism and judgement.

How will you build trust and give psychological safety to your team?


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