Jason Fried

August 24, 2023

Admiration makes the team

When people talk about great teams, they'll talk about hard work, trust, respect, looking out for one another, etc. All good things.

But there's one quality amongst teammates on great teams that often goes unrecognized by all but the most astute organizational observers: Admiration.

Great teams are made of people who *admire* one another's talents, skills, character, and contributions. Great teams are mutual admiration societies who get to work together.

Admiration is the critical, silent variable in the powerful formula that equals exceptional teamwork.


About Jason Fried

Hey! I'm Jason, the Co-Founder and CEO at 37signals, makers of Basecamp and HEY. Subscribe below to follow my thinking on business, design, product development, and whatever else is on my mind. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading.