February 25, 2016

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Today, on corporate campuses and within university laboratories, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians are devoting themselves to studying everything from team composition to email patterns in order to figure out how to make employees into faster, better and more productive versions of themselves. In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative — code-named Project Aristotle — to study hundreds of Google’s teams and figure out why some stumbled while others soared. They concluded that understanding and influencing ‘group norms’ were the keys to improving teams.

Surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter

Topics: collaboration