Google research on teams - Interesting findings

Googles findings based on a research study on what makes effective teams could not have been more different from their initial assumptions.

 It turns out that the secret to a high-performing team lies less in the individuals that make it up and more in the wider team dynamics: 

“Who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions.” High-performing teams, they found, almost always displayed five characteristics:

According to their research, by far the most important team dynamic is psychological safety – the ability to be bold and take risks without worrying that your team members will judge you.