Behind every great leader is a great team.

The numbers speak for themselves: Successful teamwork can increase innovation by up to 15% and reduce the time it takes to release a product by 20%.

Plus, people at collaborative companies feel more valued, which makes employee retention go way up.

That’s all awesome, but what are the characteristics of a great team? And how can you—whether you’re an entry-level employee, a manager, or the CEO—promote collaboration?

Find out by checking out the infographic below.


Infographic courtesy of Column Five and PGi. Photo of team biking together courtesy of Shutterstock.