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Show #17 It's The Flaws That Make Us Great: How Chemistry Builds Great Teams

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Eric and Jim tackle the question of what makes a great team. Is it the people? The skills? How they work together? Jim's post at LinkedIn sparked a debate on how the additive properties of workplaces create success, and that's something that is very hard to replicate. 

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I can't prove it, but I highly suspect this is how successful hiring works. Four great employees with one average employee that always orders lunch leads to greatness. If that average employee leaves, productivity drops forty percent as the team stops talking and starts going out to eat alone. Two great employees, two record keepers, and one lazy but likable bum who everyone has to cover leads to the next big thing, until the lazy bum is fired, and the lack of forced extra work causes the team to start missing deadlines.

 

Tonight's sponsor is Durbin, Moore & Associates, a retained search firm for digital marketers. 

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