via Quartz — After years of intensive analysis, Google discovered the key to good teamwork is just being nice.
Google has spent years and countless dollars trying to find out make makes a good team. Their data-driven approach ended up highlighting what leaders in the business world have known for a while; the best teams respect one another’s emotions and are mindful that all members should contribute to the conversation equally.
It has less to do with who is in a team, and more with how a team’s members interact with one another.
Google now describes psychological safety as the most important factor to building a successful team.
In short, just be nice.