Setting the Bar on Team Performance.
What does it mean to have a high-performing work team? What are the
necessary attributes the individual team members need to build a strong whole?
Ask yourself that question. Fill in the blank in the following sentence:
“High-performing teams need to _________________?”
If your goal as a leader or a
motivated team member is to attain a high-performing group, then what does that
look like for you?
environment might be slightly different depending on stakeholder need and
business focus, but often times, the following list of characteristics are
Open to give
and receive honest feedback:
and leverage unique strengths:
The diagram below is a great illustration of what it takes to build a strong team environment:
It is difficult to build a team that is able to achieve and hold to these behaviors. But it is worth the challenge if it is achieved.
It is based on Peter Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team. https://www.tablegroup.com/books/dysfunctions
Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust
Dysfunction #2: Fear of Conflict
Dysfunction #3: Lack of Commitment
Dysfunction #4: Avoidance of Accountability
Dysfunction #5: Inattention to Results
If you desire to build a strong team in your workplace, using this as a foundation or a springboard to better behavior is a great place to start. Set a team meeting to discuss the principles here. Ask your team members to write down what they see as strong attributes in having a strong team. Build off of their responses.