RENEW Strategies

April Resource Blog

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Prasoon Raghuwanshi
| March 28, 2019

Our April Resource Blog focuses on resources for creating a strong team. Take a few minutes and read through the articles below for a deeper understanding on how to give better feedback, how teams collaborate successfully and how to hire good team members.

The Feedback Fallacy (Harvard Business Review): The search for ways to give and receive better feedback assumes that feedback is always useful. But the only reason we’re pursuing it is to help people do better. And when we examine that—asking, “How can we help each person thrive and excel?”—we find that the answers take us in a different direction.

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate (Harvard Business Review): In this article, the authors studied the virtual interactions of research teams at universities around the world on Dropbox, analyzed how the collaborative dynamics related to performance and developed a list of best practices that organizations can use on any file-sharing platform to improve team performance.

The Science of Smart Hiring (The Atlantic): This article discusses Google's various efforts in finding patterns to understand what attributes made a good Google worker.

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Image Source: Harvard Business Review: The Feedback Fallacy