Google launched Project Aristotle, an internal research project studying Google teams to discover why some were superior collaborators.
Google has a known penchant for quantifying everything. Project Aristotle expected to find something quantifiable, like the optimal team size or the most productive structure for group meetings. But Project Aristotle hit the ultimate irony: the key to collaboration is not a quantifiable. In fact, it wasn’t even codified. The best teams don’t have a measurable, highly visible solution to collaboration—they have an unwritten social code.
In summary, be nice, listen to what others have to say and see how things could work. Let everyone speak equally and DON’T monopolize conversations.