#CES2015 Speakers on Social: The New Science of Building Great Teams

Curious about what patterns of communication are most important to a team’s success? 

International CES speaker Anthony Skinner (@askinner404) of @Moz joined Rand FishkinBen Lorica, Damon Cortesi, Mike Karnjanaprakorn, Hussein Kanji, Kevin Spain and dozens of others in tweeting about this 2012 HBR.org article by MIT's Alex "Sandy" Pentland titled "The New Science of Building Great Teams":

In the article, Pentland discusses the findings of research conducted by the MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory into what group dynamics most impact "high-performing" teams, i.e. "those blessed with the energy, creativity, and shared commitment to far surpass other teams. "

Pentland's research is characterized by using sensors to capture data related to a team member's communication behaviors, such as tone of voice and body language. Using computers to analyze this data, Pentland found that three aspects of communication have the biggest impact on team performance:

  1. Energy: "the number and the nature of exchanges among team members"
  2. Engagement: "the distribution of energy among team members"
  3. Exploration: "the energy between a team and the other teams it interacts with"

And while we're on the subject...

For more on what we can learn from patterns of communication to increase team success, watch Pentland's recent TEDxBeaconStreet talk titled "Success Through Social Physics":

WYSKR at International CES

January 6-9, 2015

January 6-9, 2015

In the run-up to International CES, WYSKR kept an eye on the content being shared on social media by the event's speakers.  When that content received significant attention on social, WYSKR shared it with you.


Because great events curate great speakers, and great speakers know - and often share - great content when they see it.

A list of links to all of WYSKR's International CES content is now available via this post. Thanks for reading and let us know what you think!