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Whether we are talking about elite special operations units, winning professional sports teams or high-functioning business organizations, all high-performance teams share similar attributes. They have high levels of internal trust and accountability, navigate change more successfully and have resilient mindsets. They are more sustainable, have higher levels of engagement and therefore efficiency. High-performance business organizations operate under a clear mission narrative, have greater degrees of employee and customer satisfaction and retention, grow more quickly (and intelligently) and are more profitable.
Here are the 15 characteristics of high-performance teams (in no particular order):
1. Servant Leadership: The organization embraces a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. They maintain focus on goal achievement while remaining humble and putting the team’s needs before their own.
2. Shared Vision: All team members share and support a common vision that the team is working to achieve. Team members are highly focused on objectives. They are emotionally connected to the missions narrative.
3. Time Oriented: The team operates under specific deadlines for achieving results. SMART goals are the norm.
4. Culture of Accountability: The organization not only talks about the importance of accountability but have frameworks in place that align experiences, beliefs and actions with desired business results.
5. Seamless Communication: Everyone makes extraordinary efforts to ensure the plan – and progress toward the plan – are clearly understood. Proper tools are utilized. Leaders and managers engage in purposeful storytelling through formal and informal mechanisms for sharing information across the organization.
6. Comfort Zone Expansion: The work of the team is beyond the team’s zone of comfort. Calculated risks are taken and they are always asking themselves “what if?” The team embraces and thrives on adversity. The organization plans for contingencies and is more resilient when obstacles present themselves.
7. Ecosystems, Not Hierarchies: High-performance teams take a more decentralized approach to leadership and decision making. While the planning process typically remains centralized and focused on big picture strategies, the execution of tasks and duties are decentralized. Leadership is pushed down the chain of command.
8. Proper Planning: The team has proper mechanisms and SOPs (standard operating procedures) for planning and execution. They enlist the feedback and participation of all appropriate team members in the planning process. Everyone’s voice is heard.
9. After Action Reviews: The team stops at appropriate times to check the quality of its recent work for the purpose of determining how the process could be improved and what learning can be shared with other members. The after action review process is performed regularly and the outcomes are documented in a center of excellence.
10. High Participation: Members work to make certain that everyone is involved. Engagement drives participation. Very few (if any) team members are disengaged or actively disengaged (working against the team).
11. Self-Managed: Team leadership changes according to expertise required. Team members jump into the breech as weaknesses or gaps are discovered.
12. Trust is Measured: The team understands that trust has a direct impact on productivity, engagement and profitability. Integrity, honesty and transparency (appropriate times and context) are part of the organization’s expected behavioral norms.
13. Guiding Principles: The team operates on a specific and well-defined set of guiding principles that dictate how they behave and communicate. A common language is used as part of the organization’s “way.” Guiding principles are always considered for talent acquisition, promotion efforts and reward mechanisms.
14. Celebrates Success: High-performance teams celebrate small victories toward goal achievement. Team members work to build each other up. They care deeply about each others’ development and personal growth.
15. Learning Culture: The organization constantly pursues excellence through learning and development. They are never satisfied with the status quo.
Now that you understand the characteristics, you know where your team thrives and what can be improved. So get on it!
March 14, 2019 at 04:11PM
Forbes – Entrepreneurs