What makes the high-performing teams perform better and maintain consistency majority of the times? Do they do things differently than the average teams? In his blog article at Leadership Freak, Dan Rockwell discusses 5 best practices that high-performing teams follow diligently.
Best Practices High-Performing Teams
There is a stark difference between the performance rate, morale, and collaboration between champion teams and others. What makes them maintain that uniformity? Following are the 5 best practices high-performing teams follow diligently:
- Agreeing to Disagree with the Leader: Champion teams are run by effective leaders that spark conversations and control the flow of thoughts. Dominating leaders snub out any kind of criticism or better ideas to comfort managerial ego.
- Brainstorming Happens in Meetings: Even if every meeting has an agenda, leaders of champion teams allow brainstorming on new topics. Everyone participates in the session rather than simply nod along with the leader’s singular vision for the team.
- Debate, Debate, and More Debate: Team members come from diverse backgrounds, so their thought processes are bound to be different. Instead of classifying or cornering the challengers, leaders encourage healthy debates among teammates.
- Showing Empathy: We spend a major part of the day at work, so it is necessary to connect and empathize. High-performing teams genuinely care for each other’s well-being.
- Exploring the Unexplored: When it seems unreasonable to others, the champion teams delve deep into it. That is how they build things that are pioneering.
Developing High-Performing Teams:
- Safe Space for Creativity: Encourage teams to be bolder regarding creativity.
- Equality in Sharing Opinions: Ensure you have an open environment where all voices are heard without any prejudice or bias.
- Considering Emotions: Emotions are an essential part of a human’s entity. Keep a balance so that nobody’s emotions get hurt intentionally or subconsciously.
To view the original article in full, visit the following link: https://leadershipfreak.blog/2019/07/02/the-five-practices-of-smart-teams/