文章标题是 What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the
Perfect Team，发表在 The
New York Times Magazine，具体内容这里可以找到，主要是
Imagine you have been invited to join one of two
Team A is composed of people who are all
exceptionally smart and successful. When you watch a video of this group
working, you see professionals who wait until a topic arises in which
they are expert, and then they speak at length, explaining what the
group ought to do. When someone makes a side comment, the speaker stops,
reminds everyone of the agenda and pushes the meeting back on track.
This team is efficient. There is no idle chitchat or long debates. The
meeting ends as scheduled and disbands so everyone can get back to their
Team B is different. It’s evenly divided between
successful executives and middle managers with few professional
accomplishments. Teammates jump in and out of discussions. People
interject and complete one another’s thoughts. When a team member
abruptly changes the topic, the rest of the group follows him off the
agenda. At the end of the meeting, the meeting doesn’t actually end:
Everyone sits around to gossip and talk about their lives.
Which group would you rather join?