Project Management

How Connecting with the Team Develops High Performance

There are a number of ways you can develop a team so that they excel at their work. Taking active steps to build a healthy relationship with the team can be the extra step that keeps everything flowing smoothly. In a post for the Association for Project Management, Richard Gedge covers some easy tips on how you can connect to build a high-performance team.

Teaming with Progress

One of the crucial parts of developing a high-performance team is to get to know the people you’re working with. Being able to understand their world and them as a person can do a lot in the long run, especially when it comes to performance. You can show how you value them by giving them slack for their personal lives when certain events come up. Each member of the team brings something different to the plate and should be valued for it. Even just taking some time to chat at the start of the day can help improve the relationship you have with your team.

One of the best ways to develop your team is to work for the team and to help with the team’s growth. Basic encouragement goes a long way, but emphasizing that you are here to facilitate work rather than dominate it will go a long way too. Gedge also states the following when it comes to connecting the team upwards:

When a more senior person than you is around, always introduce them to team members. Don’t meet them alone; instead, show off your team. Get the senior person to buy the team a meal if you can. Group success breeds sustainable business.

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