People are like puzzle pieces

Building a working team (no matter if two or two hundred) is not unlike completing a puzzle. People not only have varying skillsets, they also have certain types of other people that they fit best with – like pieces of a puzzle.

This goes beyond complementary skillsets (even though they are important too) to encompass the way people like to work, interact and even what their interests are outside of the team’s assigned task.

To get a sense of this, you need to train your empathy skills, listen to your gut and try to dissect previous failures in assembling teams.

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