In our previous blogs, we have discussed about what High Performing Teams are and their general characteristics. how does a High Performing Team work in an organization? How can each member of the team give a meaningful contribution?
Teams become high performing teams when members come together with a unified goal, clarity of roles and responsibilities, customer centricity, concern for end – goal, relationship and communication among the team members. Such high performing teams make the workplace much more compelling for the individual besides delivering business performance.
On the other hand, when teams fail to become high performing teams, the work environment will be vitiated, focus will be narrowed to one’s own work irrespective of whether the end goal is achieved or not. Members tend to disown accountability and may resort to blame game, throwing allegations at each other.
Many a times, when teams experience such dysfunctional aspects in a team, the members of the team tend to look upwards expecting a leader to arrive and repair the situation. They believe that it is the leader’s responsibility to bring the members together and build a high performing team.
It is true that a leader has to shoulder the responsibility; however, it is important to recognize that team culture is something that every member contributes along with the leader. It is important for each member to mirror oneself and check if he/she is demonstrating behaviors that help make the team a high performing one.
Keep tracking this space to explore what and how every member can make a meaningful contribution for a team to become High Performing Team.