Let’s start by defining what exactly a high-performing team means?
A high performing team is a group of people who work together to achieve the same goal and share a common vision.
It’s easy to spot a high-performing team, simply just look for the team members who effectively collaborate to accomplish outstanding results.
5 Essential Tips for Building a High-Performing Team
1. The value of rewarding your team
Group and individual rewards can boost your team’s confidence as well as bring the team closer. While it is possible that not everyone contributes the same, they should all share in each other’s victory. Team leaders should equally acknowledge and reward individuals and groups in order to create a competitive environment which remains ‘healthy’.
2. Set common goals
Team leaders should be able to set short and long-term goals to overlook the progress of the team. Discussing these objectives with the rest of the group can build a ‘team’ atmosphere as well as make employees feel that ‘we are in this together’.
3. Identify your team’s strengths and weaknesses
Knowing your team’s strengths and weaknesses can improve productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Working on a task or project that meets your interest can increase enthusiasm during working hours. This is only achievable by ‘open’ communication and properly matching duties.
4. Honest communication in the workplace
Transparent, honest and open communication can build a trusting and committing working environment. Not only unnecessary conflicts can be avoided but the team will resolve problems and make decisions quicker.
5. Freedom of Speech
Being able to express your thoughts and ideas freely in meetings and brainstorming sessions can do miracles. Strong and ‘out of the box’ ideas can be born when you are not facing the fear of criticism.
How can we help you get started?
At UMG Training, we provide the ‘Building High-Performing Teams’ training course which can help you develop and enhance the structure of your team, create smart objectives and engage in a number of tested techniques.
Want to get involved in the conversation?
If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including ‘Building High-Performing Teams’ course, please contact us on 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected].
Can’t make the date?
If you can’t make the date of this course, we can run this course In-House at your organisation or a venue of your choice, on a date to suit you. Bringing your team together for a group training event is a great team building exercise, and we work closely with you to develop a bespoke training agenda that is completely tailored to your organisation’s requirements.
Contact our In-House training team on [email protected] or call 0800 542 9414 to find out more.