It’s easy to see the difference between a poor performing team and a good one. Can you remember a time when you were part of a poor team? A good one? Have you been part of a great one? The feeling is one of trust and ‘flow’; where every team member is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. At Collingwood we're often tasked with 'maximising team performance' or 'creating a high performing team' and here's how we approach it:
The answer is in the word ‘team’. In essence, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. A group of talented Executives working without a shared ethos and values will be no match for a team of equally talented, self-aware Executives working with the same shared values and beliefs. No matter how talented individual Executives are in their own specialisms this will not deliver a high performing team at the top of an organisation.