New research suggests that the highest-performing teams have found subtle ways of leveraging social connections during the pandemic to fuel their success. Every leader wants to solve the puzzle of what makes a high-performing team. One-piece that’s often missing is the importance of social connections, as well as opportunities for genuine, authentic relationships. Here are five key characteristics of high-performing teams, all of which highlight the vital role of close connection among colleagues as a driver of team performance.
· Create a culture where expressing appreciation is the norm. Recognition is often a more powerful motivating force than monetary incentives. And an acknowledgment of good work shouldn’t just flow from the top down. Make it a norm for peers to express appreciation for one another as well.
· Put a premium on authenticity. It's important to create an environment where employees feel comfortable candidly expressing both positive and negative emotions, as well as complimenting and joking with teammates.
Fostering close connections among teammates need not be expensive or time-consuming. By incorporating simple, evidence-based practices that yield better communication, more productive meetings, and deeper friendships, every workplace has the ability to fuel people’s basic psychological need for relatedness and lift team performance.
Is your team a high-performing team?
What did you do to become a high-performing team?
Friedman, R. (2021, October. 5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently. Harvard Business Review.
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