This a duplicated article from the Harvard Business Journal from April 2012. It is written by Alex “Sandy” Pentland and it is still relevant today.
ideal team player.
We can also measure individuals against an
ideal. In both productivity-focused and creativity-focused teams, we have
discovered the data signature of what we consider the best type of team member.
Some might call these individuals “natural leaders.” We call them “charismatic
connectors.” Badge data show that these people circulate actively, engaging
people in short, high-energy conversations. They are democratic with their
time—communicating with everyone equally and making sure all team members get a
chance to contribute. They’re not necessarily extroverts, although they feel
comfortable approaching other people. They listen as much as or more than they
talk and are usually very engaged with whomever they’re listening to. We call
it “energized but focused listening.”
The sensors that enable this science are
evolving as well. As they enter their seventh generation, they’re becoming as
small and unobtrusive as traditional ID badges, while the amount and types of
data they can collect are increasing. We’ve begun to experiment with apps that
present teams and their leaders with real-time feedback on group
communications. And the applications for the sensors are expanding beyond the
team to include an ever-broader set of situations.
This article duplicated from： https://hbr.org/2012/04/the-new-