High Performance Teams
Use your team's emotions to boost creativity
If you’re putting together a team for a project, you might be inclined to pick people with cheerful, optimistic dispositions and flexible thinking. But a new management study indicates your team might also benefit from people who are exactly the opposite.
"Water cooler talk" can have big benefits
Remote working and more virtual meetings have led to increased workplace structure, with clear goals and tasks. "Reciprocity in conversation" - ensuring a two-way flow of conversation - may help improve remote work environments and lead to higher levels of task enjoyment.
How to get good at disagreeing
For a group to find the best solutions, it is crucial to have a culture where you feel empowered to speak up. Voicing disagreement is difficult - there is an art to disagreeing without harming relationships.
Groups work better when stakes are gradually increased
A gradual approach to increasing the stakes of group coordination projects can improve overall team performance, according to a new research paper.
Diversity on teams leads to positive outcomes, but not for all
Efforts must be made to create a sense of deep commonality within teams. Human beings collaborate best with those that they have most in common with.
How bosses react influences whether workers speak up
How a leader responds to employee suggestions can impact whether or not the employee opens up in the future.
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