What is a high-performing team and how do they work better?
In this fast-paced world, where competition is fierce and time is of the essence, high-performing teams have become essential for achieving success.
High-performing teams adapt to changing situations and are always ready to take on new challenges. They work together to create a positive and collaborative work environment, leading to increased productivity and overall success.
Companies spend a fortune on recruitment and employee engagement programs, yet they are struggling to attract new talent and keep their best people as last-century solutions are not designed for 21st-century challenges.
Let’s explore what makes a high-performing team and how you as a leader can create high-performing teams.
What defines a high-performing team?
Defining a high-performing team is not an easy task.
What does a high-performing team mean to you?
Long hours? I hope not.
Maximum productivity? Probably.
A high-performing team is one that comes together to work towards a common, shared goal or objective with exceptional results. Such teams are known for their ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and consistently deliver quality work within the set timeline.
Whether it is a sports team or a business organisation, a high-performing team is a force to be reckoned with.
A defining characteristic of a high-performing team is the way they operate. Members of such teams understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses and work towards utilising them to achieve success. They share a common purpose, clear goals, and a shared vision that drives them to succeed. The team members also recognise and appreciate each other’s contributions, leading to a strong sense of trust and camaraderie among them.
Creating high-performing teams
In my previous article, I spoke about how the highest level of growth happens in a psychologically safe, motivated and cognitively diverse environment.
Creating a visibly diverse group is relatively easy, but turning it into a high-performing team is challenging. The challenge is that smart people rarely excel as a team due to clashes of values, personalities and leadership challenges that create an environment where the members are reluctant to collaborate, contribute and innovate.
Fortunately, teams can perform better with coaching. High-performing team coaching is driven by data, proven by results and designed for current challenges.
Imagine a world where differences turn into synergy instead of painful liability so people can stop wasting time, money and energy due to self-sabotage and clashing with others.
But guessing how to do this is not an option, measure what matters so you can optimise it.
I offer a personalised team coaching program based on facts, proven best practices and the latest business insights to unlock the potential within and between people using the Global DISC tool.
Growth Zone™ is the most complete and up to date, ICF accredited approach to measure, visualise and optimise psychological safety, motivational drive and cognitive diversity, the 3 invisible forces that make or break a team.
The 4-step process can be delivered online or in person in 90 minutes to 1 day-long sessions:
Measure: find out where the most urgent barriers to growth are within the 9 areas
Visualise: gain clarity about which of the 4 stages of growth the team is in
Optimise: address the root causes of the most important issues
Grow: align vision, behaviours and culture to let your differences fuel your success
Keen on starting your journey into becoming part of a high-performing team or leading one? Contact me for more information.