2 key attributes of high performing teams & how to get some of dat!

Several research studies, including one at Google, have identified 2 key attributes of high performing teams: Equal voice and high 'average social sensitivity'. In this 20 minute talk we will discuss the definition of the two attributes, why they lead to high performing teams and what we can do to attain these attributes with our team(s).

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Outline/structure of the Session

Summary of high performing team research, definitions of key attributes and why this is so (10 min including 2 min of small group discussion~3 people in each group)

Discuss which Agile and other practices help to create these attributes within teams (10 min including 3 min of small group brainstorming~3 people in each group)

Instead of using slides, throughout the talk, I will place visuals supporting the talk on one piece of flip chart paper. People may take a picture of the Flipchart at the end of the talk instead of needing to take notes.

Learning Outcome

You will have the ingredients for the secret sauce! And ideas for what you can do to attain these two attributes within your teams.

Target Audience

People interested in building and being part of high performing teams. People interested in explaining this concept to others (ie. coach, influencer) If you are already familiar with this research, this talk will provide additional insights regarding how


You must love animals and/or bacon.

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