4 results for tag: teamwork


What Google Learned From Its Pursuit to Build the Perfect Team

Google embarked on a study to identify the common denominators successful Google teams. After more than 200 interviews of 180+ active Google teams over the course of two years, the results defied their initial expectations. Originally, they thought a dream team would consist of one Rhodes Scholar, two extroverts, one engineer, and a PhD. Surprisingly, Google discovered that who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work and view their contributions. Google learned that there are five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google. Here's a summary of their key findings. 1. ...

What I Learned About Teamwork from the Team Who Built the Largest LEGO Model

Angela Watercutter writes in Wired Magazine about the largest Lego model ever. "The newest addition to the grand list of Coolest Things Ever was first unveiled in New York City in 2013: the Lego X-Wing, the largest Lego model ever built. The model of the classic Star Warsfighter has a wingspan of 44 feet and comes complete with R2-D2 and a full range of sound effects. It's a super-duper-sized version of Star Wars Lego starfighter set #9493 and was made with 5,335,200 Lego bricks. That, according to Lego, makes it the largest model ever built, eclipsing the Lego robot at the Mall of America by some 2 million bricks. The X-Wing was built at the ...

Top 10 Tips To Effectively Leading A Team

This is a guest post by Alison Brattle, a marketing manager at AchieveGlobal (UK) Limited, a global leadership development and sales training firm based in the UK. Alison enjoys sharing her insight and thoughts to provide better sales and leadership. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn or contact her via email - marketing@achieveglobal.co.uk. Did you know that 77% of team failures are due to a lack of management support? Being a successful manager can mean the difference between success or failure for your business. Knowing how to effectively lead your team is vital. The 10 top things you can do to support your team are: (more…)

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio that Triples Your Influence

As a leader, what’s the best way to improve team performance: using positive feedback to praise people’s strengths or offering constructive criticism to help them when they’re off track? Groundbreaking research by Dr. Marcial Losada says that both are important. But the real question is – in what proportion? Dr. Losada studied 60 business teams and tried to determine if there was a set of factors that led to high performance. The factor that made the greatest difference the most and least successful teams was the ratio of positive comments (e.g., “I agree with you” or “That’s a brilliant idea) to negative comments (e.g., ...