Creating a Powerful Team: Step 1

Setting the stage

At Bearing we work with our clients to create strong, connected teams.  More and more work is being done in teams and through work groups (1).  Teams work face-to-face and remotely, and each modality has its own challenges – in this post I consider face-to-face settings.  Team performance, in this case, is strongly tied to three components, average social sensitivity of the group, conversational turn taking and the proportion of females in the group.