High-performance team MGT/331

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According to Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn high-performance team has core values, clear performance objectives, the right mix of skills, and creativity. Although it is important for individuals of a high-performance team to be knowledgeable and skillful in their positions, the degree to how the members work harmoniously and cooperatively together are also very important.

According to Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn there are several ways to create a high performing team they are communicate performance standards, in the first meeting tone should be set, develop a sense of urgency, members need to have the right skills, establish expectations for behavior, be a good leader by modeling expected behavior, routinely introduce new information, encourage team members to spend time together, provide positive feedback, and reward high-performance.

High-performance teams characteristics

There are several characteristics of a high performance team (Leadership teams, Characteristics of a high-performance team, pa.7) there is participative leadership creating an interdependence by empowering, shared responsibility where all members feel responsibility for the team, aligned on purpose is having a sense of common purpose about why team exists and function it serves, high communication by having a climate of trust and open, honest communication, future focused occurs when change is seen as opportunity for growth, focused on task is done by keeping meetings and interactions focused on results, creative talents is done by applying all individual talents and creativity, and rapid response is described as identifying and acting on opportunities.

Stages of team development

For teams to be high performing it is important for teams to first understand the stages of development (Working on teams, Stages of team development, pa. 1-4) There are four stages of team development. Each stage of team development has its own distinct feelings and behaviors. These four stages are helpful for recognizing team's behavior...