Build your own HPT. Why bother? — High-Performance Teams
The use of teams has become commonplace driven by the need to be more competitive and driven by changes in business technology. Current team organizational structures have limitations. They are silo-based, facilitate only existing skillsets, are almost exclusively project-driven, do not employ mature management practices, behaviours or techniques and reinvent as against innovate.
High-Performance Teams are different.
High-Performance Teams can execute more quickly, make better decisions, solve more complex problems, substantially increase productivity and staff morale and do more to enhance creativity and the building of skillsets than any other type of team. They thrive on change; excel at everything they do and are true innovators. The capability and productivity gap between ordinary teams and high-performance teams are enormous.
A High-Performance Team, on the other hand:
- Is defined as a group of people with specific roles, complementary talents and skills that are constantly redefined and are aligned with and committed to a common purpose.
- They consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, are regarded as tight-knit, focused on their goal and have supportive processes.
- People are highly skilled and can interchange their roles.
- Leadership within the team is not vested in a single individual.
- The Leadership role is taken up by various team members, according to need at the time.
- They have robust methods of resolving conflict efficiently.
- There is a sense of clear focus and intense energy.
- Collectively, the team has its own consciousness, indicating shared norms and values.
- The team feels a strong sense of accountability for achieving their goals
- Team members display high levels of mutual trust towards each other.
Problems with your current team?
You may be considering this book because you are experiencing reduced revenues, loss of profits, poor customer service or just a poorly performing management team. Maybe you are not happy with your project delivery, or your customers are complaining about service, or your manager is dissatisfied with your teams’ performance and your staff are demoralised, job satisfaction is low and staff turnover is high.
You can either keep managing the way you are or look for a new approach that helps alleviate these and often other hidden issues. In a market in which change is speeding up, the incentive for business to review its approach to management has never been greater. High-Performance Management and Teams (Futcher Principle™) is a proven solution to today’s management challenges.
Originally published at https://www.russellfutcher.com on July 21, 2020.