Team members complete tasks on time and meet expectations.
2) Structure and clarity
Highly effective teams have clear goals and well-defined roles in the group.
The work has personal meaning for each team member.
The team believes that their work is purposeful and positively impacts the organization.
5) Psychological safety
Feeling like everything you do or say is under a microscope in the workplace can be nerve-wracking. But imagine a different atmosphere, one in which everyone can speak their mind and ask questions without fear of judgment. This is what psychological safety looks like. Google found that in teams with a psychologically safe environment, employees are less likely to leave the company, more likely to approach tasks with creativity, and ultimately more successful.
Creating the perfect team is more subjective than one would like, but focusing on these five components increases the likelihood of creating a dream team. Google's research made the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle proud by proving that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
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