Great teams exceed the sum of their parts, but how do you assemble and support such a team for optimal productivity?
In this episode, we explore the theories behind effective teambuilding. You might assume that building great teams only requires hiring people who get along and can work toward a common goal, but that isn’t necessarily what the data tells us. Carnegie Mellon professor Anita Williams-Woolley shares her research on how to maximize collective intelligence, or the type of intelligence that emerges from effective collaboration. We learn about the importance of having cognitive diversity on a team, and the critical step of creating the right environment for such teams to flourish.
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