Having recently started a new job, I found this post from Shawn particularly topical.
…there is something much more vital than productivity to the success of a work environment: unity. Will this person fit in, get along, and bring the unity of the team up a notch? It’s not until that question is answered that I then look for teachability and, lastly, talent.
The very fact that I get on well with my new colleagues makes it easier to go into work and I already feel a sense that we look out for each other during the day. I already know when we are up against it, instead of moaning, we’ll pull together to do the best we can.