What Makes a High Performing Team?

One of the phrases that I will often be heard saying is; “You don’t have a great business without great people”.

A High Performing Team (HPT) is created by building a high-performance team and a high-performance team is created by studying, building, and expecting excellence from all your staff, all of the time.

I have had the opportunity to lead several high performing teams over the years at a number of SME’s and some other well-known brands like Porsche Cars and Harley-Davidson. It’s not easy though – it takes hard work, patience, and a lot of time to create these teams. But what I can say, is that it is so much easier and less time consuming in the end to spend the time and money to build a high performance team than it is to limp along just settling for “the best of a bad bunch.”

So, it’s important that you have the right people in your business, first and foremost, because you don’t have a great business without great people, but there are a few other things that will also help you to achieve a HPT.

  • Being or having a great leader with a plan that is shared with all the team and ensuring your team understand how they contribute to this plan in their roles.
  • Having a great management team and employee team behind that great leader.
  • Expert help and support in the right areas of the business – HR being one of the areas you need expert help and support.
  • Time to work on the business and make it work – it won’t happen otherwise!
  • A commitment to learn and be open and willing to take advice from the experts you work with, following or implementing their advice being key to your success.

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