“What Makes a Successful Team in the Workplace?”
by Justin W. Waggoner, beef systems specialist
Most of us have had some experience with being part of a team. What makes some teams more successful than others? The tech giant “Google” has invested a great deal of time and resources into studying teams and reported (http://www.businessinsider.com/google-explains-top-traits-of-its-best-teams-2015-11) that their most successful teams have the following traits. Successful teams
- Establish psychological safety within the team. The team creates an environment where all members of the team feel free to bring new ideas forward to the group.
- Are dependable. The team holds its members accountable, getting things done on time and up to the standards of the group.
- Have structure and clarity. The members of the team know their role in the team and have a clear vision of the team’s structure and the expectations associated with their role on the team.
- Have a purpose. The team members believe that what they are doing matters.
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