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The High Performance Team

In 5 Steps to Forming a Team I wrote about starting a new job and leading a new team. Periods of conflict and polarisation have passed and we begin to see some essential team behaviours emerge.

Stick with me and I will share the 10 essential behaviours of a high performance team.

10 Characteristics of a High Performance Team

How fortunate I am to be surrounded by a great team. Here are the essential team behaviours I see when team cohesion is strong:

1. Awareness

Seeing what’s around us is important. But situational awareness — understanding the bigger picture — is even more significant since it leads to better decision making. Understand this. Understand the overall aims and interests of the business.

2. Belief

The high performance team believes it can meet commitments and deadline together. They believe in each others’ ability, embrace diversity, and trust one another.

3. Challenge

The high performance team challenges things as they are — the status quo — and works collaboratively to transforms the business. We aim to be different!

4. Communicative

The team spends time getting to know each other. It …read more