In the harsh and deeply polarized societal climate of today, it's crucial to start small and do all that we can as individuals. For each person who becomes better at listening, both to themselves and to others, our understanding of each other increases, which creates a ripple effect. A ripple effect which leads to the world becoming a better place.
The results from the Google research project “Aristotle” on how to create perfect teams were published in the New York Times by Charles Duhigg (February 2016). The conclusion of the study suggested that the largest single factor for a team to be high-achieving is that the members experience psychological security, which, according to the project is based on two factors:
Everyone is offered the chans to speak
Everyone clearly shows that they are willing to listen to each other