re: What means "High Performing Team" to you? VIEW POST


I will start giving my 5 cents ๐Ÿ˜

How I understand what's a High Performing Team is a team that shares at least 3 attributes within the framework of collaboration:

  1. Trust between team members
  2. Growth and Learning abilities
  3. Delivers


Why only those 3 attributes? Because each team performs differently depending on the context. Is it not the same work in a product company vs a consultancy company, but I consider that those 3 attributes are the main drivers that helped me identify or aim to be part of a high performing team.

  1. Why Trust?. From trust we can be vulnerable, from there we can express how we feel, the things that we might not like, the things we might like, and so on. With Trust, you can be yourself and the team can be themselves. You cannot perform when pretending to be someone which isn't you.

  2. Why learning and growing?. With continuous learning you improve, you adapt and you overcome the difficult situations. Long story short, you learn from your mistakes.

  3. Why delivery?. You need an objective as a team, knowing where you want to go, what do you want to create. Without delivery, there's no path, you are not aligned. As a team, you're lost, and the efforts you make are meaningless. At some point, you lose confidence and motivation as a team, and as an individual.

The key factor is that it happens within the framework of collaboration, if there's no collaboration, then the competition comes into play, and it let into the opposite of what we would like to expect as an outcome of the team.

What do you think? ๐Ÿค”


While I can totally share your view, I am missing at least two core capabilities or attributes withing the definition of a high performance team: resilient to change and ability to measure.

The first one is very important not only when your plans need to change but also when the capacity / resources of the team are altered in some way (Eg. people leaving or joining)

The second one is more related to effectiveness. You can be very aligned, be incredibly efficient in your work and, unluckily, do the wrong thing. Know about the impact of your work and you will know about how to better focus on what really matters and how to approach your problems / hipothesys in the most effective way.

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