I just wrapped up The Culture Code: The secrets of highly successful groups. From Goodreads: An essential book that unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides readers with a toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code
Key takeaways include creating a culture of support because support leads to vulnerability and vulnerability in a group leads to less ego.
We all know how much better a group with less ego performs. Focus on rewarding the team s that encourage success amongst others. Adopt candor generating processes like the military’s after-action review. A structured review or de-brief process for analyzing what happened, why it happened, and how it can be done better by the participants and those responsible for the project. This encourages vulnerability and needed dialog. It’s more than a project post-mortem this is a true look into how the team works.