Build High Performing Teams
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan
Build a Team that Works
High performing teams recognize they are only as good as their ability to collaborate, and not because of a one or two strong members. Great teams are not based on 'chemistry;' it requires a strategy to build effective teams.
Researchers at MIT found that the way a team communicates is the critical factor in their performance. The found that great teams had the following characteristics:
- Members talked and listened in equal amounts of time. No one dominated or hid.
- There was energy. Eye contact, engagement, sharing demonstrated high levels of energy.
- The team connected equally with each other and not just the team leader.
- Members got together outside of the meeting and brought information back to the team.
As a leader, it is important to understand how to support optimal team performance. Rarely will you find a group of people with the technical skills you need and the right blend of attitude and interpersonal skills.
It requires a strategy and a very clear expectations and communication. This course lays out a plan to help you strengthen your teams performance, and what you, as the leader, can do to nurture your teams into high performance.
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