What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

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Charles Duhigg’s extensive and honest article about open-minded scientific techniques brought to bear on helping people to function more effectively.

In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative - code-named Project Aristotle - to study hundreds of Google’s teams and figure out why some stumbled while others soared.

Project Aristotle’s researchers began by reviewing a half-century of academic studies looking at how teams worked. Were the best teams made up of people with similar interests? Or did it matter more whether everyone was motivated by the same kinds of rewards? Based on those studies, the researchers scrutinized the composition of groups inside Google…

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