Team vs. Group of Employees
There is a significant difference between a group of employees and a team of employees. Team members understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses and use that information to advance the team’s agenda. Group members are typically too interested in advancing their own personal agenda to worry about the team.
High performance team members feel a strong sense of companionship and will grow together as a team and in each team member’s professional life.
Bottom line for the Organization:
- Increased productivity
- Better employee morale
- Increased employee retention
- Reduced training downtime
- Lower costs.
Do not make the mistake of believing that High Performance Teams just happen. As with Great Executives – Great Teams are made not born.
When team members feel challenged in their tasks, responsible for the outcome of their efforts, and are all in line with the team’s objectives, they are more likely to remain motivated to complete the project.
Stewart, Cooper & Coon leverages our experience with the significant potential for developing high-performing teams and team members using Ginnett’s Team Leadership Model (TLM), and the Tuckman and Jensen 4-stage model of team development and effectiveness, among other preferred resources and tools.