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First published March 31, 2016

Google Uncovers the Secret to Building an Effective Team 

  Google uncovers the secret to building an effective teamThe New York Times recently took an in-depth look at a powerful research study conducted by Google. The topic? Something that everyone who works in a collaborative environment wants to know – what’s the secret to building an effective team? Google’s research uncovered something that surprised them, and it’s something that we here at Predictable Success have found to be true across all of the organizations we’ve worked with.
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team From newyorktimes.com, February 25, 2016 …Five years ago, Google — one of the most public proselytizers of how studying workers can transform productivity — became focused on building the perfect team. In the last decade, the tech giant has spent untold millions of dollars measuring nearly every aspect of its employees’ lives. Google’s People Operations department has scrutinized everything from how frequently particular people eat together (the most productive employees tend to build larger networks by rotating dining companions) to which traits the best managers share (unsurprisingly, good communication and avoiding micromanaging is critical; more shocking, this was news to many Google managers)…Read the full article here
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