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Breaking the Code on High Performing Teams

By Phillip Sandahl

Most people in organizations, if they’ve been around long enough, have been on a great team or maybe two, a number of so-so teams, and a few disappointing teams. It’s easy to conclude that the difference between them is simply the membership. That’s often how team leaders approach poorly performing teams: replace the weak or broken parts. Sometimes, it’s true, the mix needs adjustment to get the skill set, temperament, and experience the team needs […]

Correlation Between Positivity & Business Performance

By Alexis Phillips

Interesting and fundamental research on the correlation between positivity and business performance was conducted by Marcial Losada and Emily Heaphy in 2004, when they studied The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams.* In their study, the interactions of 60 business teams were observed during meetings and thousands of behaviors and characteristics were “coded” in a capture lab in terms of these ratios: Other: Self Inquiry: Advocacy Positivity: Negativity The business […]

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