The Power of Teams
As the old adage says: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Becoming a high-performing team isn’t a guarantee no matter how long you work together. Teams that produce extraordinary results which drive innovation, create revenue, and function collaboratively require the right leadership, the right culture, and the right framework.
In today’s changing workplace, work often gets done with teams that are virtual, diverse, cross-functional, and geographically dispersed. Teams are critical to business success. They are responsible for delivering new products or services to the marketplace quickly or leading initiatives that transform the business. Staying ahead of the competition requires building teams that are trustworthy, innovative, agile, and collaborative, as well as play to their strengths to grow their careers and add business value.
Gallup (2018) analyzed 230 different engagement studies to determine how well employee engagement predicts key performance outcomes. These studies spanned 192 organizations in 49 industries and 73 countries and covered 1.8 million employees or 82,000 teams. The research confirmed that when teams play to their strengths, employee engagement and business performance increases.