Every company, small business, and non-profit organization dreams of having a high-performing team in place. This shows up as putting the right talent in the right seats for ideation, project distribution, and harmonious growth. While in reality, humans do have foibles and personality quirks, creating your dream team is possible.
Before you tap those high performers on the shoulder, you’ll want to take a close look at your current environment. Is it ready to welcome a disparate and talented group that will apply their talents for growth in your company? A great team thrives in an organization that features a mixture of buttoned-up processes and room for creative decision-making. They want guidance but also freedom to push your organization to the next level.
Embracing Different Ways to Work Closely
How can we make space for collaboration? Today’s successful companies have survived the migration from pre-COVID 100% physically sharing office space, to 100% virtual, and finally a hybrid of in-person and virtual. Embracing this mixture could be highly beneficial, especially when finding great talent could mean tapping into high performers in another state.
Gone are the days when “teamwork” meant everyone sat in adjacent cubes and met together in the conference room. Because of the prevalence – and efficiency – of remote work, smart companies adopt tools and resources that create high-performing teams that want to show up to work – even if showing up to work is in their own homes many miles from the corporate office.
The Clear Signs of A High-Performing Team
Your dream team will manifest as a group of people with a common vision who are set to achieve more ambitious goals while delivering excellence. Along with that definition, I would like to share with you the 7 elements of high-performing teams.
- Commitment – to the mission, vision, and end goal of your organization
- Contribution – what does each individual bring to the table besides their thoughts, talents, and time?
- Communication – clear communicators and ready to listen to their peers
- Cooperation – open to other’s ideas and believe in teamwork
- Conflict Management – believe in resolutions for the greater good
- Connection – develop tried & true relationships within the team over time
- Courage – to accept change, inevitable and to deliver innovation, try new ideas
Be Ready And Willing To Give The Team What They Need
Bringing in top talent and then holding them back because they’re threatening the status quo is like bringing a winning thoroughbred to a child’s petting zoo. A racehorse needs a sufficient track to run and exercise – your winning team needs room to be creative and implement their proposed ideas.
A successful organization gives its high performers room to grow while staying true to the company’s mission, vision, and core values. If they produce the best work remotely, then you’ll want to be prepared to support them in that manner.
How Do You Help Your Local and Remote Folks Work Like a Team?
This may be the perfect time to consider team-building activities, now that your folks are operating from multiple locations. Such activities are possible with a mixture of remote and local! If you’d like to have a conversation, schedule a complimentary strategy session here.