Team Performance “Stellar teams are invariably made up of quirky individuals who typically rub each other raw, but they figure out – with the spiritual help of a gifted leader – how to be their peculiar selves and how to win championships as a team…at the same time.” (Source: Tom Peters) The engagement with and success of teams is crucial to the success of leaders. Whether this is boardroom dynamics, workforce emotional intelligence, projects, matrix management, etc., the key issue is that cohesive and motivated teams are critical. Team performance relies upon individual emotional intelligence: rapport, empathy, straightforwardness and more. Elements of team performance… Identifying and playing to the strengths of individuals – and making it clear as to who does what Clear communications – each team member should understand their contribution Trust – ensuring that every member is feel comfortable discussing work-related issues with colleagues in resolving issues Communication and relationships – in times of pressure / stress, you want to know that the team is still functioning: that roles are clearly defined, information is being exchanged and conflicts are managed Adaptability – the ability of individuals to embrace (and ideally seek out) opportunities for change Commercial awareness – teams need to understand the commercial impact of activities (overuse of meetings, control of spend, identification of ROI, modified view of risk, etc.) Skill balance – whilst we strive for complementary skill sets to create the balanced team, we have to accept that there will be conflict points Powerful branding – teams with a reputation for being collaborative, innovative and communicative with a history of success are not only well-respected in an organization but also sought out for ongoing engagement. Good leadership can motivate and empower a team Distributed authority – teams that can work through consensus, collaborative decision-making, and in an empowered, supportive environment can add great value to the organization as a whole – and this also engenders as sense of collective responsibility Morale & Mindfulness – high morale builds a sense of togetherness as well as a culture of openness, collaboration and positivity – we all know when a team is happy and when things start to drift, we need to spot it and address it Benefits of great team performance fosters creativity & learning; develops positive conflict; builds trust; promotes a sense of responsibility / ownership; encourages a modified view of risk; reduces resistance to change; and nurtures your internal knowledge base. [email protected]+44.1926.497.211Middle EastTake Them On, On Your Own"intermediate-level half-day team performance workshop to identify opportunities for improvement, and develop a detailed action plan"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UKThe Colour And The Shape"intermediate-level half-day team performance workshop on collaborative working via brainstorming, idea priorities & problem solving"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UKThe Sun And The Rainfall"foundation-level half-day team performance workshop with a focus on building a collective understanding of key issues"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UKWhatever Happened To My Rock No Roll?"intermediate-level half-day team performance workshop facilitated by Eskil with a focus on improving key data that the team is measured by"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UKWhen Does Enough Become Enough?"one-day team performance workshop with a focus on looking at a problem from different angles before setting out the implementation plan"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UKWhole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On"an intermediate-level half-day team performance workshop facilitated by Eskil on the subject of effective decision making"[email protected]+44.1926.497.211UK974496500498495487502 Feel free to contact us to discuss how our experienced facilitators can support your teams and associated team performance. Our Open Workshops can be found here. Click here to enquire about our interactive workshops and how we can facilitate team performance improvement in your organization.