The business landscape is constantly evolving and requires greater and higher levels of synergy and performance in and among teams. Many business tasks require some form of teamwork and collaboration to accomplish goals, solve problems and create innovation. The greater the level of team productivity there is–the greater the likelihood of profitability.
Inherent characteristics of high performance teams includes the team’s communication skills, how well it aligns itself with organizational goals and objectives, and how well it produces results on its short and long term goals. When developed and managed effectively, high performance teams deliver heightened levels of productivity, processes and profitability.
High-performance teams rarely evolve unsystematically or by chance. Extraordinary leaders progress developmental stages to create an environment that creates and sustains high performance teams. Successful leaders recognize and utilize this progression to increase individual, team and organizational performance.
High performance teams excel when leaders support social relationships, exercise collaboration and create a culture in which team members freely interact with colleagues and leaders. To facilitate high levels of team collaboration, the team must include the right people and must receive proper support and structure.
Consider the following when developing your high performance intelligence team:
- Articulate a clear and common purpose to bring and bind your team together.
- Communicate clearly and accurately to avoid misunderstandings.
- Clearly define roles to enhance team synergy.
- Encourage team leadership to ensure its effectiveness and success.
- Promote a collaborative culture through thinking and working processes.
- Foster team relationships through trust, acceptance and respect.
A high functioning team is necessary to remain competitive and respond efficiently to your organization’s goals and objectives. Effectively leveraging your team will provide answers to problems and create ongoing innovation.