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High Performing and Resilient Teams Share Five Principles. Learn more about each one.
79% of business leaders believe that an organization’s purpose is central to business success, yet 68% shared that purpose is not used as a guidepost in leadership decision-making processes within their organization. How are you developing and rewarding the behaviors that align with your company’s purpose?
Aristotle considered behavior as what defines us. Buddha viewed man as shaped by his own thoughts. For any team, both views are true: purpose, behaviors, beliefs, and values along with the systems used to regulate them, mold and perpetuate the teams' culture. And therefore, its performance.
It is human nature to associate and feel a connection with peers that have similar traits and personalities. It can be easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes that can distract from the team’s purpose and zap energies. Activities such as pairing and cliques are types of exclusionary behaviors that interpersonal dynamics.
Pairing occurs when two or more people engage in a ‘side conversation’ about issues and concerns, without bringing those issues to the table to be discussed openly. Exclusionary behavior like this is likely to aggravate an already difficult situation. Listen to Hanlie and Gloria talk about pairing and how to address it.
Working in a team can be an incredible experience! It can also be your biggest nightmare. It is important that a team is made up of skilled and well-trained members who use processes and methods that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
Watch Gloria and Colin discuss the difference between competency and capability and how having functional and appropriate processes are tools to success in high performing individuals and teams.
Sharing both the ups and downs and being equal in the outcome of your work in a team brings equality and cohesion! Transparency and equality in all things (shared fate) might be a prickly subject but will skyrocket your team to new levels if handled correctly.
Shared Fate happens when ”what happens to one happens to all”. It is a shared mindset expressed through practiced behaviors and held in place by sane processes. It's what makes us feel connected and equal as a team and is essential to the emotional health of a high-performance team.
When there are so many things competing for your team's attention, it's critical to keep them focused, resilient, and energized. One way is to measure their progress against their accepted and stated purpose. Feeling accomplished and that their efforts are a meaningful contribution is like rocket fuel!
Getting the right measures for team performance can be a challenge. Despite good intentions, it's very easy to end up measuring the wrong thing or for the 'right thing' to have unintended consequences. In this video, we discuss the pitfalls and steps organisations can take to get measurement right.