Have you ever been part of a great team at work? A team where you loved to come to work and motivate every time, a team that charged you up with energy, and a team that encouraged you to complete your goals you think that is impossible. On this team you felt a great sense of belonging and believed that others had your back in every situation. This team made work fun, exciting and an adventure every day.
Various dimensions for building high performance team:-
- Team Leaders Inspire More Than They Drive:-
- High-performance teams are more pull than push.
- Leaders know how to create energy and enthusiasm in the team.
- Team members feel inspired, that they are on a mission and what they are doing is of great importance.
- Team Leaders Resolve Conflicts and Increase Cooperation:-
- Conflicts can split teams apart and leaders need to work to help resolve differences quickly and promote cooperation.
- Often team leaders assume that mature people will resolve conflict on their own.
- In teams differences are addressed very quickly and directly.
- This requires a level of maturity in team members.
- When people believe that they are trusted and others have their back, disputes can be resolved.
- Team leaders that focus on competition versus cooperation never achieve outstanding results.
- Team Leaders Set target Goals:-
- Leaders who know how to set target goals to create a potential drive in the team to accomplish the impossible.
- People don’t really want to come to work and do something that any other team could accomplish or they want to do something extraordinary.
- When they accomplish something that is extraordinary they recognize that they recognize as capable and competent.
- Doing something out of the box helps people recognize that they are exceptional and their satisfaction with work, their engagement and pride all go up.
- Team Leaders Communicate, Communicate, and Communicate the Vision and Direction:-
- Be a good record and help team members to be focused on the vision.
- Team leaders always stay on message as they constantly communicate and keep people focused on the vision and mission..
- High-performance team leaders keep people informed, up-to-date and on track.
- Team Leaders Are Trusted:-
- If a team leader is not trusted, they can’t be trusted to resolve conflicts.
- So get the team to embrace stretch goals or believe their communications.
- The lack of team leader trust slows down everything.
- We have found that there are three basic pillars that build trust. The first pillar of trust is relationships – relationship. Trust and consistency
- Having worked on both high-performance teams and teams from hell I know the difference is huge.
Tips for Leading High Performance Teams:-
- Model excellence.
- Open and honest communication.
- A supportive environment.
- Understand the expertise.
- Celebrate success.
To function effectively, a high-performance team also needs:-
- A deep sense of purpose and commitment to the team’s members and to the mission.
- Relatively more ambitious performance goals than average teams.
- Mutual accountability and a clear understanding of members’ responsibilities to the team and individual obligations.
- A diverse range of expertise that complements other team members.
- Interdependence and trust between members.