The five key dynamics of effective teams that the Google researchers identified are rooted in the wider world of team performance research to create, foster, and empower effective teams. This document has tips for managers and leaders to support the behaviors the researchers found important and it also contains a sampling of improvement indicators and guiding questions.
Matt Sakaguchi, a site reliability engineer at Google, spoke about the company’s research and practical tips around building high-performing teams, including the importance of psychological safety in the workplace. Michelle Elrod, Director of Employee Organizational Development and Advancement at Cal Polytechnic University Pomona, has applied Google’s research and implemented the principles for building high-performing teams in an academic setting.
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- The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students - Washington Post, 2017
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