Category: Teamwork

Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.

Five questions about psychological safety, answered.

Although the concept of psychological safety has been around since the 1960s, it recently came storming into the mainstream when research by Google on high-performing teams hit the news. While Google’s research, which focused on 180 of its teams, is illuminating, this evidence summary highlights some of the findings from a new meta-analysis on the topic by Lance Frazier and colleagues (2017). They reviewed samples from 117 studies representing over 22,000 individuals and nearly 5,000 groups!
Specifically, we’ll review the answers to five important questions about psychological safety in light of these findings
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Teams going virtual: why focusing on trust matters

Have you ever worked in a virtual team? Collaborating with colleagues at distance is now very common, just look at the success of virtual team working tools such as Google Hangouts, Google Drive and more recently, Slack. Breuer, Hüffmeier and Hertel (2016) conducted a meta-analysis of 52 studies which investigated the role of trust in virtual teams. They pulled together results from 1,850 teams – that’s data from more than 12,000 people!
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