Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the high-performing virtuous circle, part of Building High-Performance Teams.
-In looking at the seven elements of building a high performing team, there's this really interesting dynamic where they create this virtuous circle where one element links to another and enables the members of your team to perform even better than they would if you just focus on an individual element. In terms of setting direction and laying out that vision and mission, your people will understand where they're going. They'll understand where they personally fit in to the broader whole and how they can contribute to the achievement of that vision.
Next, in terms of deploying and gathering resources, your people will have what they need to succeed. There's nothing more frustrating than being asked to perform a task and not having the right tools and resources for doing so. If you assemble the team correctly, they're going to be able to work more effectively with one another. There will be that team chemistry where they're going to feed off of each other's efforts and push each other to perform even better than they would alone.
If you allocate the work properly and prioritize efforts, people will feel that they're fairly treated. That they're not carrying more of the burden than another one of their coworkers might be. That prioritization is going to enable them to focus their efforts on achieving the goals that are most important for achieving that broader vision. If you're executing the plan well, you're going to be taking action and accepting risks, but appropriate ones that enable the team to see progress and results from all their hard work.
Then thinking through motivating them. It's going to help build their capabilities and drive high performance of the broader organization. People come to work because they want to grow and they want to develop. So focusing on how you're motivating them and understanding what gets them excited is going to unleash that potential. Lastly, if you're really thinking through developing the team, you're going to expand the bandwidth and the capabilities that they have because you're going to push them to the next level of performance.
You're going to create growth opportunities for them to expand into, which is then going to motivate them and build their skills. If you're able to take all seven of those elements of building a high performing team, and connect them to one another, you're going to see that virtuous circle of performance happen on a regular basis and your team will achieve more than you ever thought they could.
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