Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Science of Successful Teamwork: Communication

High performance teamwork has very little to do with their performance track record.  According to this piece, it is all about the volume of communication and the variety of which.  The non-verbal communications being extremely important too.  In my experience, I think this is true and it's important to have the data that supports it:

According to our data, it's as true for humans as for bees: How we communicate turns out to be the most important predictor of team success, and as important as all other factors combined, including intelligence, personality, skill, and content of discussions. The old adage that it's not what you say, but how you say it, turns out to be mathematically correct.
The Hard Science of Teamwork
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