Teams that Work
The nature of teams
Team: (n) – “A group of individual people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, process or project.”
Teams share common goals, but do they have common approaches, needs and motivators?
It has been said that in the majority of cases, team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, share authority and responsibility for self-management. They are often also accountable for the collective performance of the team and work toward a common goal and very often shared reward.
What is a high performing team?
In our view, it is when a team becomes more than just a collection of individual people. There is a strong sense of mutual commitment and trust that creates real synergy in the team. It is when they generate performance greater than the sum of the performance of the individual members; when each of the individuals is operating at their personal best.
All teams are capable of performing to a high level
If all your team members were equipped to:
- Be attuned to each other’s different ways of working
- Understand that there are helpful and unhelpful ways of communicating
- Spot the signs of conflict coming
- Act to avoid it.
How can some organisations consistently build high performing teams and others repeatedly struggle? It isn’t just about the people they recruit; it’s also in the way that those people are led and how they interact with each other, their customers, and suppliers.
How much more motivated and effective do you think they could be? 5%… 10%… 15%? What impact would this have if you tapped into it and it was reflected on your bottom line?
How we can help you?
We deliver proven pathways to improved team performance. We do this by embedding knowledge of behaviour and effective ways of working that really do improve the bottom line.
People-Hub Pathways create insight and knowledge into behavioural preferences and priorities. The outcome is the adoption of better ways for the team to communicate that can transform the way that teams – and their leaders – perform.
This is done by introducing a common language of communication that plays to each individual’s preferences and priorities. This helps to create an environment of trust, understanding and harmony that fosters effectiveness and motivation in any team.
If behaviour causes everything, why wouldn’t you start here?
To find out more, call us on 0203 123 4567 now… what have you got to lose?
Barriers to Success
But what can get in the way? Do you recognise some of these challenges in your business?
- Missed deadlines and targets
- Conflict and friction in the team
- Low levels of satisfaction and motivation
- High staff churn – people not fitting in
- Unacceptable recruitment costs