Just recently listened to a book written by Silicon Valley icon John Doer. The book is filled with incredible nuggets of wisdom that are applicable to anybody who happens to be in the business world, part of a team or really just breathing…
In a section of the book, he talks about an internal study of 180 teams that Google used to measure performance. Very simply, there was a direct correlation between overall team success and the number of affirmative responses to these 5 questions:
- Structure & Clarity – Are goals, roles & execution plans on our team clear?
- Psychological Safety – Can we take risks without feeling insecure or embarrassed?
- What’s the meaning of our work – Are we working on something that’s personally important to each of us?
- Dependability – Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time?
- Impact – Do we fundamentally believe that we are doing work that matters?
Ironically, the name of the study was “Project Aristotle” that I assume was named after the famed ancient Greek philosopher we gave love to in Friday’s Daily Hustle…
Of course it was Aristotle that once said, “The whole is more than the sum of the parts.”
All we got to do to figure out if that is true in our lives and on our team is answer these 5 questions…
Good luck 👊
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