There is no doubt that compared to twenty years ago, the need to see great returns from teams appears to have diminished. The rise of personal accountability, more granular measurement and attention to personal motivation and engagement has gone hand in hand with less expectations for teams and a suspicion that teams do not always deliver.
One of the reasons for this boils down to the definition of what a team is, ‘a number of persons heading to a common goal’. This feels somewhat less exciting and challenging than a ‘group of people delivering a result greater than the sum of their parts’.
The first definition focuses on the team as a collaborative enterprise, the second is about results.
We believe organisations require resilient teams if they are to deliver the required synergy. They need to have:
- Conflict within the team without people getting ‘bent out of shape’
- Constant feedback to drive learning
- A challenging culture without excessive or corrosive ‘banter’
- Resilient people within them who understand ‘what it takes’ to deliver performance on a sustained basis
Why not chat to us? Take our Team Resilience Profile to see what gaps your team may have and let us help to fill those missing areas to optimise performance.