New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.
1. Psychological safety
Members feel they can be vulnerable. They know their ideas and opinions will be respected and considered, even when they conflict with those of the rest of the team.
Members are confident their coworkers will deliver what they are supposed to when they are supposed to.
3. Structure and clarity
Members understand their roles and the roles of others, and the goals of the team overall.
Members feel that what they are working on is important to them personally.
Members believe what they are doing will have a positive effect on the organization and the world.
See The New Your Times for a full article on the topic. "What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team," by Charles Duhigg.