The key to successful group work

The key to successful group work

Many of us spend big portions of our working lives in some form of group effort. But when it comes to recognizing — and rewarding — the most valuable players, employers can fall flat. Many assume that superstars — the most talented players — are the critical ingredient for success. But, according to research from Harvardwe should also keep an eye on those with strong social skills. The researchers found that a team member’s social intelligence contributes to group performance nearly as much as IQ. Such participants provide the critical social glue to keep projects moving along and participants on board.

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