Creating a High Performance Team

We all work in groups with other people. It is meant to be collaborative and they nearly always get called “teams”. Yet, you know from your own experience, calling a group of co-workers a “team” does not make them into a team and making people work together can have a diverse range of results.

I can help you build the characteristics of ‘High Performance Teams’ in ways that have a direct and measurable impact on the level of success you achieve for your business.

Teams demand a merging of individual aspiration with mutual accountability. Teams also do need lots of time together. It is a mistake to assume that teams can perform without investing your time to shape and agree a common purpose, a set of goals and how your going to work together.
I think what distinguishes a team from a working group of people is this:

“A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.”

 

The Wisdom of Teams, Creating the High Performance Organisation by Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith

These characteristics are trust, constructive conflict, commitment, accountability and attention to results and our approach to developing them is very practical.

This means you both get the short term payback on your development cost and the long term benefit of investing in the skills, knowledge and capabilities of your people.