Here are the
Top 4 Characteristics of High Performance Teams
only 2% of organisations get to call themselves high-performing and here's what all these remarkable businesses do differently
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Have you ever hired someone because they were the best on offer? My guess is that, in 90% of cases if you could have a 'do-over', you wouldn't make that same decision.
You and I both know, people make or break your business (in fact they can make or break you too!). That is, even with world-class technology and systems, the individuals who push the buttons, greet the customers, etc have a huge influence on how well you do.
Resilience, flexibility, vulnerability, emotional intelligence, ability to apply and share learning, business literacy .... these are the type of 21st century skills your team members must have. (Note technical/professional capability, whilst important, isn't where your competitive edge is at!)
Business Acumen and Results Focus
A distinctive characteristic of high-performance teams is that they have great business literacy and understand the goals and strategies of the organisation, so that they can make informed business decisions.
And here's, the real kicker ... this capability is witnessed at all levels of the organisation.
When you get this right people will collaborate more effectively to drive toward result excellence.
Ensure people know how to make great business decisions
Empowerment and Ownership
The research is very clear. If you want a high-performing team you'll have an empowering culture.
In regular organisation's people are told that their input is valued. In high-performing, people know their input is an integral part of the organisation's success.
Not only that, high performance leaders and team members have an intense desire to get things done ... and done well!
Research suggests up to 70% of people leave their organisations because of their direct leaders.
Leadership underpins all the activities of the organisation.
To be a high-performance organisation you must have high-performance leaders who are skilled at engaging, empowering and coaching their team members to deliver high-performance result