Several elements are needed to function well as a team. Those who understand the characteristics and practices shared by successful teams can eventually apply these principles to their own teams. Among other things, a strong team culture, effective communication and the continuous development and support of team members are prerequisites for ‘high performing teams’, in other words: teams that perform at top level.
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Teams that perform well often possess a degree of autonomy. They know what to expect from each other, what goals have been set and how to achieve them. In short: the right people are in the right place. These points alone, will not ensure long-term performance. It is a start.
After the right people are in the right place, you as a leader must continue to encourage their development and steer them towards self-management and performance. Managing and maintaining team dynamics within High Performing Teams requires a lot of time and attention. Human Insight has the tools to support you in this.
1. The right people in the right place
By doing a team scan, you will find out, among other things, whether the people in your team are doing what they say they are doing and also what energises them.
This will help you get people in the right place within the right phase of growth.
2. Drive behaviour
Behaviours that get in the way of implementing the strategy should be eliminated, behaviours that contribute to it strengthened.
Ensure good team dynamics and a high level of psychological safety.
3. Quality of Interaction
Encourage interactions and see where they break down within teams. By solving these problems, people can work together more efficiently.
Motivate people to be honest and give and receive feedback from team members.
4. Effective leadership
Managing High Performing Teams correctly requires a flexible form of leadership. You can adjust when needed, encourage talent and creativity.
It is also important that you know how to monitor structures and motivate the team.
Building a high-performing team takes time and effort, but by understanding how successful teams work, steps can be taken towards creating a team that achieves exceptional results.
Here, creating a strong team culture, effective communication and collaboration are key features.
Remember that both support and development of team members is essential, but so is the way it is managed and what form of leadership is involved.
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