Teams are the preferred structure for performing work. Yet how many teams have you experienced that have been truly high performing? Less than 5% of the people we have worked with over time have reported that they have experienced working in high performing teams. Some of the issues that people have reported that have reduced team performance are:
- Lack of a common purpose and goals
- Ineffective use of the talents of the team members
- Relationship break-downs between team members
- Lack of recognition for team members
- Mis-communication between team members
- Poor leadership
- Lack of shared leadership
- Poorly executed feedback and review processes
Structures can be created and tools can be used to significantly improve team performance.
Seven steps to creating Teams That Matter®
The Teams That Matter® approach to creating high performing teams includes seven critical steps.