High Performing Teams have solid relationships and are also able to get great results. While it is not always an equal balance of focus on getting things accomplished, and spending time on boosting connection, knowledge of each other and how you operate, both results and relationships are important in sustaining high performance.
Questions to consider: What results are you getting right now? What allows you to do this?
What are you doing to spend time on building and maintaining relationships?
Roles - High performing teams also have clear roles. They know how their work connects to, and overlaps, with others on the team, and outside of the team. Related to this is responsibilities. Exceptional teams are clear with their responsibilities. Who is going to do what? By When? How will they report back to the team?
Questions to consider: As you think about new projects coming on stream, what role clarification is needed? Who will be responsible for doing what?
Resilience - Our ability to adapt and learn and change is critical for leaders and teams today. Our ability to get up again when things haven't worked and try something different is key. Resilience is all about our ability to learn and adapt to stresses, failure, learning and change.
Questions to consider: When have you demonstrated resilience recently? What has this looked like for you?
Resilience is one of many responses we can have to change and stress. What other responses are you noticing within your team?
Have a great Monday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching(Jossey-Bass, 2013) and Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)
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