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Forget the pecking order at work

Driving results through social cohesion instead of individual contribution.

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Group Cohesiveness
Group Dynamics
Hierarchical Organization
Team Building


Organizations (and individuals) often place value on star employees who outperform others. On this insightful TED Talk, Margaret Heffernan illustrates that grouping high-performing individuals does not lead to greater productivity, and in fact goes against it. She reasons that it is social cohesion - built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help - that leads over time to great results.