We’re not sure if you know this, but at Team HardTalk we love reading and research. We can’t get enough of it and we try our best to keep up with the very latest in areas including learning science and communication behaviour so that we can pass the most relevant onto you.

We’ve had a busy week of facilitating and in both the HardTalk book and programme, we look at the findings of Project Aristotle – a study undertaken by Google. Project Aristotle combined decades of data and research in order to try and uncover what makes the most successful teams, well… successful.

Given this topic often piques the interest of our clients, learners and community members, we wanted to share this in-depth look at the results from the New York Times Magazine: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html 

What becomes clear is the importance of psychological safety. It’s about ensuring that everyone on the team can hear and be heard – that they feel empowered to talk without fear of retribution or humiliation. And that trust is built on each and every day.


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