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In 2015, Google released the findings of Project Aristotle, its four year study into what makes a great team. They expected to find the perfect completed puzzle with each piece serving its function – techy plus artsy plus sales whiz plus service plus manager = the perfect team, right?
The number one determining factor behind team success turned out to be a simple concept called psychological safety. If everyone on that team feels safe to contribute, enjoys coming to work and is engaged in the success of the team, that team works.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY + PERFORMANCE DRIVE = “YES! AND…” IMPROV
“YES! And…” is the number one rule in Improvisation.
“YES!” is all about accepting your colleagues and their contributions to the team. We create a safe space and level playing field for all. We accept our colleague 100% as is. EVERYTHING they say and do. We do not judge. We do not fear. We trust each other AND ourselves.
“AND…” is all about contributing valuable work and information to the team. We are going to take this to the next level by accepting our colleagues’ work, building upon with our own contributions. Performance drive is not a selfish process. We have a collective ambition to grow and achieve together as a team.
When the whole team embraces “YES! And…” we enter the learning zone together. No challenge is insurmountable when we work together in a supportive exchange of ideas and actions.