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Digital marketer and translator, Elyssa spends her time putting NPD and engineering concepts into plain english and working on new and meaningful ways to connect with Playbook's amazing clients.

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PLAYBOOK's Lean Product Development Links: November 6th, 2015

Elyssa Pallai- 11/6/15 06:32 PM

Welcome to PLAYBOOK’s blog series: Three Lean Product Development Links. To deliver a great product, you need a great team. This week's Lean Links curates articles, books and research from around the Web that discuss the dynamics of great teams as well as building and managing them. Enjoy!

The New Science of Building Great Teams, by Alex "Sandy" Pentland

MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory has identified the elusive group dynamics that characterize high-performing teams—those blessed with the energy, creativity, and shared commitment to far surpass other teams.

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build and Manage Great Teams, by Jeff Hayden

"Comprehensive" is one word to describe the number studies Jeff has reviewed in this article to support his findings on what works and what doesn't for building great teams. He also shares what types of team building exercises have the greatest appeal to team members and other tips for managing great teams. 

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Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy, Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman

And what's more important than effective communication to build great teams? In this book, Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman discuss a new communication strategy called Compassionate Communication which has been proven to reduce work related stress and be particularly effective in building stronger and more cooperative teams.

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