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We are all unconsciously hardwired to surround ourselves with people that are similar

"We are all unconsciously hardwired to surround ourselves with people that are similar, familiar and we are comfortable with. But that is exactly the opposite of what you need today to be great teams." Claudio Fernández-Aráoz


Another pearl from this month's Tenfold Australia Masterclass guru considered one of the world's leading executive search and talent experts.


Claudio went on to explain that high performing teams today require people with complementary skills NOT similar skills, which requires diversity NOT familiarity.


And finally great teams need to challenge each other which is NOT comfortable.


On this basis our old brains are not so helpful in the new world of work.


"Prehistoric hardware, Victorian software" Claudio calls it.


But here is the good news.


Just because we have these biases does not mean they control our decision making.


We always have a choice to work against the default patterns in our brain.


It takes a little more energy for sure, but it is more than possible.


Claudio's advice...


never make big decisions when you are tired or hungry.


Your brain will default to its prehistoric ways when fatigued.


Thanks Claudio.