By continuing to browse or by clicking "accept all cookies," you agree to the storing of first- and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, alalyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.
What if companies hired entire groups of people instead of individuals one at a time? In his article for the Wall Street Journal, Sydney Finkelstein takes a deep dive into how some companies have already begun to hire existing teams, and argues why this method is valuable and more reliable than the traditional system of bringing on individuals. First, a team can already prove — through performance records and demonstrated success — that they work well together and have “complementary skills and outlooks.” Additionally, coming on as a new “cohort” of sorts creates stronger bonds and support within the team, which can lead to higher performance, engagement, and rapid development. A team with a “record of functioning well” will also have less conflict, which can reduce burnout and employee turnover. While this system is not without its challenges and there is still value in hiring the right individual, Finkelstein suggests leaders might test out having team members collaborate on projects with colleagues from other teams in order to “build bridges to the wider organization.”
See for yourself how Bridge can make your workforce smarter faster.