Leadership, Diversity & High-Performing Teams
Most of us have managed teams. Probably in equal measure, we’ve rejoiced in their collective achievements or wrangled over misalignment, clashing agendas and shared underperformance. Teams have a life of their own; their own distinct sub-culture, driven by the personalities, the expertise, and the backgrounds of those within them, and the subtle interplay of all these factors. A change within a high-performing team can take us back to square one.
But we can’t get things done alone. However we configure the structure of our business, teams are a necessity. We are dependent upon one other not only to achieve individual goals but to contribute to the broader purpose. So we need to find ways of getting the right balance of collaboration and support, debate and friction, in order to achieve the highest levels of team performance. This month we focus on the key elements of team high performance:
The characteristics of high-performing teams and the strategies that create them. Read more
The effects of leadership and diversity on teams. See below.