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"The Secret of Building Successful Teams"

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There are no secrets. 

Or at least there shouldn't be. 

Two 'hearts'.

Thanks! The key to teamwork is communication and that's no secret.

“Teams with ideal knowledge but ineffectual interactions will not be effective as a team, yet teams with sketchy knowledge, but effective interactions, may succeed,” Cooke writes.

Having the right knowledge for a task is important, but Cooke’s research shows that cognitive processes – like decision making, planning ahead, and problem solving – are the real keys to successful team performance. Just as individuals use cognitive processes, teams also rely on cognitive processes to accomplish goals. According to a theory called interactive team cognition, teams enact cognition through communication — talking, texting, emailing, or even Skyping — between members.

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