High Performing Teams

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Are you investing in developing your teams to drive performance to the next level in today’s challenging environment?

High contributing teams – Connective intelligence

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.”

Patrick Lencioni

Many organisations have recognised the need to have both emotional intelligence (EQ) as well as IQ in their people. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the presence of the right amount of connective intelligence or CQ is just as critical for success in today’s challenging and competitive environment.

This relates to high performing teams, with strong connections and deep collaboration between team members and between teams. It is not only about intact teams but the whole ecosystem of an organisation, collaborating with customers, suppliers, partners, and communities. Undoubtedly, this is exacerbated by the world’s biggest experiment of virtual working, and the need for many to sustain and deepen virtual relationships

Why this matters

In these uncertain times, we recognise that the need to focus on the people dimension is heightened. There are now multiple benefits for developing ways of thinking and behaving that enhance our collaboration, communication, and connections in teams. We also know that poor social connections pose the biggest threat to our wellbeing and that good relationships have the biggest positive impact on not only our work success but our happiness and personal wellbeing. One erroneous belief is that a team with many high performing individuals is a high-performing team. For organisations now, their social capital, in other words their network of collaborative relationships, is a vitally important asset.

What benefits can I expect?

Enhanced team performance bolstered by an increased sense of community as well as resilient and robust relationships within the team.

We use a proprietary framework called ‘TEAMWORK’ to help leaders and teams embrace new ways of working.

TEAMWORK modules focus on enhancing team performance with attention to strategies and solutions that also work in a virtual environment, reflecting post-pandemic trends. Components include:

Trust – building mutual trust, accepting vulnerability and building psychological safety

Empathy – having open, honest quality conversations

Accountability – team members having clear roles and holding each other to account and demonstrating cohesive decision-making

Mission – knowing why the team exists, its values and identity and having a sense of belonging

Ways of working – having effective systems, processes and behaviours, ways of connecting and communicating

Optimise – improving team learning, innovation in ways of thinking and acting with quality feedback conversations that support individual and team development

Relationships – building strong relationships and team dynamics internally and with all stakeholders

KPIs – having collective performance goals and indicators for high team performance

Get the best out of your teams. We can help leaders and teams gel together, with techniques to deepen collaboration and nurture relationships in challenging times. Email sue@conder.co to find out more.