Study finds individual tests cannot predict optimal teams

When hiring people to be on teams, many organizations believe the best team must include the “best” individuals. Organizations construct IQ tests, pose scenarios, assign scores to applicants, or develop criteria to identify the “best.” These tests, however, may be a bad idea, according to a recent study by Scott Page of the University of Michigan and Lu Hong of Loyola University Chicago. They looked at when it makes sense to compose teams by testing individuals.

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