THE SCIENCE OF TEAMWORK

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In how certain behaviours of fellow team members, supervisors and managers like control, manipulation, unfair bias can reflect unprofessionalism, and create a negative impact on the business and moral of others. This article looks at what science stays about why creating positive connections and working practices within teams can boost productivity, staff evolvement and promote good mental health. "Surface-level attributes of individual team members—such as age, gender and reputation—can be important to the team’s overall function, but they aren’t necessarily the factors that matter most, Bell says. Instead, it’s the "deep-level" factors you can’t see at a glance, such as the members’ personality traits, values and abilities, that tend to have a much bigger impact on work teams, studies suggest." - APA Members Edition Sept 2018

 

Then read take a read of the article on what science stays about why creating positive connections and working practices within teams can boost productivity, staff evolvement and promote good mental health. 

"Team success also hinges on some basic tenets of team composition, say Bell and her co-authors. One person’s mood and outlook can spread within a team, so a pessimistic team member could negatively influence the way the whole group views its goals. Individuals who value working in groups tend to be both more confident and more cooperative in a team setting. When team members are high in conscientiousness, they are better at self-regulating their teamwork. And groups composed of high-ability members who are able to learn, reason, adapt and solve problems are more likely to work well together."

 

- American Psychological Association Sep 2018 

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