HOW WE BUILD A HIGH PERFORMING TEAM
When teams are more effective they can solve more complex problems, make better decisions, release more creativity and do more to build individual skills and commitment than individuals working alone.
The Characteristics of a high performing team can be seen in the acronym:
Relationships and Communications
Recognition and Appreciation
We should never lose track of the fact that
none of us is as smart of all of us.
So how do we start to build a high performing team, the first thing we need is a common goal so everyone knows what we are aiming to achieve and the development involves three major skills on the part of the whole team, Diagnosis, Adaptability and Empowerment.
The diagnosis is understanding the dynamics of the group and observing how each member participates and engages in the group and use these strengths and characteristics best to achieve the goal.
Adaptability is about choosing which leadership style to use at different stages of the team development, whether to provide more or less support and direction.
Empowerment is about realising when the team is ready to be less reliant on its leader and releasing elements of the decision making process to the team. At this stage when you become willing to share control, the team will become successful and self-directed.
Our job as managers is to help people and teams develop so they have competence and commitment and the ability to share in making decisions.
EMPOWERMENT IS ALL ABOUT LETTING GO
SO THAT OTHERS CAN GET GOING