Everyone wants to create a high performing team for their organization. High performing teams are an asset to the organization. They are highly skilled, hardworking, known to perform exceedingly well, and they are what others want to be.
Often High Performing Teams are organically formed. But at times, managers and team leaders need to keep a keen eye on their team members so that they can work on building one. There are no specific ways or guide which will help you create a high performing team.
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Here’s What You Should Look For
High-Performance teams are not created within a day. They are formed not only by the right balance of skills but also by a little luck. We are stressing on ‘luck’ because when high performing individuals are made to work together, there is bound to be some amazing results. But the chance of it happening are less than the chances of it failing completely.
There are certain qualities to keep an eye for while looking for a high performing team.
Doesn’t Fail Under Pressure
The ability to keep cool in high-stakes situations, be they deadlines, project obstacles, failures, etc is a very valuable quality. Employees who possess this skill usually thrive in high-performance teams. They do their best when working within constraints, regardless of whatever they are. Instead of losing their cool, they immediately focus their energies on putting out immediate fires and then quickly moving onto the next aspect of work.
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Good Communication Skills
Employees with excellent communication skills are hidden gems who know how and when to use their words wisely and do not shy away from conflict because they realize that solving a communication gap is imperative to work well together. Oftentimes in high-performance teams, communication is necessary more than ever because the work that these teams do is of a high-level kind.
Adaptability is one of those skills that is not evident on the surface and only comes to fore when employees are working. In the broadest sense, adaptability refers to one’s ability to seamlessly adapt to whatever situations crop up. Employees who are adaptable can run with any situation, be it taking over a project, juggling additional responsibilities, etc. This isn’t to say that they do not make mistakes or struggle to find their bearings, it’s just that the incidence of them is low. And even if they were struggling to find their bearings, they find their footing in no time. In short, they require very little time to get up to see and quickly grasp what is required of them.
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Works In Collaboration
Employees who are open to collaboration, and who thrive when they work with others are often key to creating a good high-performance team. Why? Because they are not focused on individual glory or goals. Rather, they are focused on team goals and are keen on achieving them by working with the rest of the team.
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