What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team: New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

The New York Times Magazine
February 25, 2016

If you want to build a great team. the “who” doesn’t matter. It’s far more important that they have “high ‘average social sensitivity.'” IMHO, I think this means that The “Perfect Team” knows how to Maximize Others. What do you think?

-Jon


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). (Full Article)