Patterns of Culture first popularized the importance of culture in determining human behavior within an academic context.
SuperCooperators: Why We Need Each Other to Succeed considers how humans came to work together in large groups from the point of view of mathematical biology and evolutionary game theory.
Google's ReWork attests that trust is key even in a large corporation- psychological safety (or trust) is listed as the most important feature of teams.
Team of Teams explains the necessity of decentralized methods of organization in the fast-changing environment of United States Special Operations units.
The Inner Game of Tennis espouses a style of play that uses trust to win any embodied game.
Social Physics shows how analyzing social networks can contribute to more innovative communities.
Interaction Ritual Chains introduces a theory of micro-interactions, and how we get emotional energy from each other. The Sociology of Philosophies applies Interaction Ritual Chains to the question of how ideas spread.
The Muqaddimah presents a systemic and cyclic view of human behavior in an almost ecological context, centuries before any of these fields were invented.
What Complexity Science Says About What Makes a Winning Team addresses the importance of synchrony in teams.
The Secret of Our Success popularizes Cultural Evolution for a general audience.
The Science of Trust shares practices that allow couples to stay present for each other. We attest that the principles behind these remain the same for any pair (from friends to coworkers), even out of a romantic context. Gottman's framing of emotional bids to turn toward or away from a relationship are expanded on in this book.
Callsign: Chaos shows the importance of trust at all levels in a military context, through an autobiography of the career of one of the most effective living military commanders.
Research by Neil Johnson addresses physics models that predict the behavior of extremist networks.
Honeybee Democracy explains quorum sensing in bees, which has parallels in human collectives.
Hold Me Tight showcases connective practices derived from attachment theory. Even though this is aimed at couples, the same dynamics are present in any relationship between people.
The Hidden Life of Trees introduces observations on the collective behavior of trees for a popular audience.
The Laskowski Lab experiments with individuality in animal behavior.
Innovation in the collective brain claims that how often new things come along is influenced by how social parts of a collective are, how well they copy things, and how parts differ from each other.
Self-Therapy: Internal Family Systems addresses the question of how you may accept all your emotions and urges with compassion by personifying each of your feelings and asking two questions: how does this feeling help me get what I want? How does this feeling protect me from harm?
The Culture Code explores common properties of highly effective groups, arguing for high-trust environments achieved via constant mutual vulnerability, diversity of shared activities, and shared meaning. "We are close, we are safe, we share the future".
The Power of Context explores fundamental attribution error: our tendency to attribute malicious or foolhardy intentions to others when we fail to think of the full context of their life and choices.
Attachment Disturbances in Adults details reparenting therapy and working toward attachment repair.
Cohering the Integral We Space describes group practices by different authors. Interesting for variety.
Sitting in the Fire discusses the hard parts of group work- uncomfortable experiences and how to stay with them as a facilitator, to bring the group through that place to the other side.
Trust and Power analyzes the structure of trust within society as a system of social systems. Possibly the most comprehensive analysis of trust in society.
Organizing Genius presents principles for innovative teams through a series of case studies which include Bell Labs, PARC, Skunkworks, The Manhattan Project, Disney, and others.
The Squad Leader Makes the Difference shows how leaders at the lowest levels of a large organization determine the course of that organization through a series of case studies. This is essentially an argument for trusting your subordinates.
Identity and Control builds on the notion of the person as a mask through the lens of identity in a network of networks, using a view at home with anyone who grew up on the internet. It maps the consequences of mixed identities on control, which touches on our subject of trust.
Swarmwise outlines how to launch a movement and trust it to do what it needs to do, drawn from the author's experiences launching the Swedish Pirate Party.
Get Together offers clear and simple steps to building community, primarily drawn from the context of business community managers.
Values-Based Social Design shows how organizations can be arranged around values and meaning rather than single dimensions such as income growth or the number of rats killed.
Dune features many of the dynamics talked about here, through the frame of fiction.