Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:00pm
Managers have long believed that building high-performance teams is an art and not a science. But new research reveals a scientific approach to building great teams.
MIT's Human Performance Dynamics Laboratory has identified the specific factors that characterize high-performing teams. These factors are observable, quantifiable, and measurable.
On April 10, 2012, join Sandy Pentland, the Director of MIT's Human Performance Dynamics Laboratory, as he describes why high-performing teams are different. He will explain why patterns of communication are the key to great teams and will identify the specific elements of communication that most affect team performance.
Professor Pentland published his findings on the science of building great teams in the April 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review. On April 10, 2012, Professor Pentland will lead an interactive HBR webinar to share the insights from his research and outline what companies can do to build better teams. He will also share the five defining characteristics of great teams, as well as the attributes of a great team member.
Don't leave the process of team building to chance. Join HBR on April 10 to discover an effective approach to building high-performance teams that is analytical, scientific, and based on how people communicate.