Facts That Every Creative Must Know About Collaborative Team

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<ol><li> 1. 5 Facts That Every Creative Must Know About Collaborative Team Behind the success of every business organization, you will always find a great team who raised each other's game. Usually we focus on the individual while thinking about productivity, though it is by optimizing teams that we can truly take our projects to the next level. But, do you how? One method is to recognize the psychological factors that turn a group of individuals into a cohesive team unit. Here are five team collaboration facts that can help you get the most out of working with others: 1. Your Performance can be Increased by Mere Presence of other People: You have heard of social facilitation effect, which means the way the mere presence of other people engaged in the same task can increase motivation. Floyd Allport, a social psychologist, has shown that a group of people working individually at the same table can perform better on a whole range of tasks even though they weren't cooperating or competing. 2. A better team can be made by good balance of Introverts and Extroverts: Corrine Bendersky and Neha Parikh Shah at UCLA organized hundreds of MBA students into five-person teams for ten weeks of group assignments. They find that introverts started off with the lowest status, but the introverts students had seen that their status had climbed while the extroverts status had fallen. On the other hand, extroverts will grab your attention and showcase their abilities. You have to search harder to spot the talented quiet types. The balance of complementary personalities is often the most effective mix. 3. Dispersed teams outperform face to face teams: Frank Siebdrat led a research team that assessed the performance of 80 software companies around the world and found that more dispersed teams often outperformed face to face teams. Also, he said that the most </li><li> 2. important factor in the success of a virtual team was having processes in place to make sure each member contributes fully. 4. Great Teams communicate outside formal meetings: Researchers found that conversations outside of formal meetings are the most important factor that contributes to the success of any team. They proved that the energy and engagement of these informal interactions accounts for one third of the differences in productivity between groups. 5. There is always a danger of team splitting into sub-groups: It is quite obvious that allegiances and friendships will form within teams. Research has shown how these micro-cultures can be particularly strong when theyre based on forms of social identity such as ethnicity or gender, which predate the creation of the team. These divisions can also form along shared professional identities for multi-disciplinary teams. These were the five facts that you can take to increase your Business Collaboration. However, the most productive creative teams are those that strike the perfect balance between engagement and exploration. </li></ol>