Teams with too many overlaps in their social networks are less creative — the team members all know the same stuff. Teams that aren’t networked at all, however, aren’t good at sharing what they do know. The most successful teams are those in which everyone knows one or two others but not everyone — and not no one.
For that reason, organizations should subvert the “proximity … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Authors: Brian Uzzi, Jennifer Robison | Source: Gallup Management Journal | Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Teamwork
Social connections explain a lot — from why some teams excel to why, when a husband comes home crabby, his wife soon becomes cranky too. That begs the question: What would social connections do for business if executives used them on purpose?
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Jennifer Robison | Source: Gallup Management Journal | Subject: Organizational Behavior
In a tough economy, many factors affect employees’ engagement levels. Some factors, like a company’s financial performance, are obvious. Some are less apparent but particularly relevant to employees’ resilience amid stress. Among them: hope and communication in the workplace.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Jennifer Robison, Steve Crabtree | Source: Gallup Management Journal | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
A Cornell psychologist explains why it’s almost impossible to judge your own competence — and how to overcome the blind spots.
Content: Article | Authors: David Dunning, Jennifer Robison | Source: Gallup Management Journal | Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Personal Development