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4 Steps on How to Build a High-Performing Team

by Roveen Anyango
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In an ever-changing and dynamic environment, there has never been a greater need for high-performing team than now. With the world recovering from the effects of the pandemic, it is no doubt that many business leaders want to get back on track as soon as possible.

But what do you do as a business leader looking to maximize your teams potential? Here’s how.

Lead by example

To be able to have a high-performing team, you need to also be a high-performer yourself. You need to identify your strengths and maximize on them, and also know your weaknesses and work on them.

This involves being a highly intuitive leader, with high intellect and emotional intelligence. You should be able to do just as much, if not more, of what you expect the team to do.

Set clear goals and responsibilities

As you lead by example, know that your team will only function to its optimum if every member of that team clearly understands the goal they are working towards and what is expected of them.

This involves being very good at communicating with the team, being very persuasive in making them buy into the goals expected and eliminating conflict by clearly giving roles and responsibilities to each person.

Embrace diversity

Diversity has been found to increase productivity in many companies according to this research. Thus, if you want to build on your team’s high-performance, then you should be able to accept and accommodate all kinds of people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or disability.

Diversity helps teams to maximize on their unique strengths as well as helps the individuals in the team challenge the status quo.

Establish efficient infrastructure

Ultimately, to get the best out of your high-performing team, infrastructure is crucial. There will be no productivity if your high-performance team is forced to work with outdated tools and way of doing things.

This means, updating how, for example, the team checks their goals, progress or accomplishments, improving on tools for performing certain tasks, eliminating mundane and repetitive tasks such as reading emails, which can be automated.

With efficient infrastructure in place, you then provide the team with the best possible environment to perform to their best, leading to high-performance.

Building a high-performing team is the core of any team leader and wisdom dictates that you should provide the best possible situation for the team to perform to their best by the decisions you make.

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