A new Beatles documentary "Get Back" was released this week.
Over 8hrs you get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the best ever band.
As a fan, I felt I was in the studio with them. Watching them write some of my favourite songs: Let It Be, Get Back, I've Got a Feeling.
What made The Beatles so successful?
It seemed to be three things: smoking, drinking tea, conflict.
Throughout the recording, The Beatles engage in high conflict.
So much that at one point George Harrison quits the band. Thankfully, after more tea at Ringo's house, he is convinced to rejoin.
You might think all this conflict is negative.
However, this task conflict refines their songs to masterpieces. Every argument, debate and challenge brings the group closer to perfection.
One thing The Beatles never do is Relationship Conflict.
Their conflict is always about the task at hand. They never make personal attacks or judge each other. In fact, there is nothing but love for each other throughout.
The Beatles are the perfect example of how maximising task conflict and minimizing relationship conflict leads to success.