Margaret Heffernan is a well know ‘Management Thinker’. She has been the CEO of 5 different organisations and has a wealth of experience when it comes to the management, success and productivity of teams. In this TED talk Margaret looks at the concept of the ‘star performer’ and how the general assumption is that the star performer drives the success of a team. It is this very thought process that leads people to believe that if we put all of the stars into the same team, where they have to work together (not contribute individually), they will clearly achieve a high level of success.
The interesting thing about this is that the opposite is in fact true. In this talk Margaret discusses research that conducted experiments proving this theory completely wrong. Watch the talk to find out what the most successful teams looked like and what the key attributes of these teams actually were. The findings may just change the way you look at your current team and who you appoint as your next member.