10 Rules for getting it right in creating high functioning teams!


High Functioning Teams – 10 Rules to getting right!

Businesspeople Running Towards Finish Line1 – Keep it simple.

Getting it right and building a great team is not rocket science. In fact it’s really quite simple. Simplicity also means lean. Only have people who should on the team, anyone else is moved off the team. Unnecessary team members complicates and slows the team down. Decide on what needs to be addressed by the

2 – When in Doubt there is no doubt

If you doubt if someone should be on the team there is no doubt. Strategically work to remove the individual from the team. At times roles and the people in them do not keep pace with the team. Then it’s time to assess what needs to change.

3 – Start with the end in mind

What should your high team functioning team look like and who should be on the team? What skills do they need to bring to the team in order for it to be successful?

4 – Never stop building and tweaking the team

Change is constant and a continued tweaking and refining of the team keeps it relevant. Look what the great sports dynasties do to stay on top!

5 – Never stop doing things together as a team

6 – Establish boundaries and continue to assess and evolve them.

7 – Diversity is critical, the best teams have it but with synergy.

8 – Intellectual and emotion intelligence is a foundation. Without both you cannot have a great team!

9 – Must be hungry, have a passion and thirst for the game. Being competitive is a must.

Driven for Results. Really success is the key to all high functioning teams.

10 – The team and each individual member must be confident with humility.

Listening is everything! The ability for a team and its members to hear feedback is critical to its long term success.


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