What is the DNA of High Performing Teams?

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Simon Sinek’s book Together is Better

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

Do you WANT to KNOW the DNA of HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS?This is it..

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The book “Together is Better” by Simon Sinek tells us that human beings by nature love to socialize and try to find like minded individuals “who believe in what they believe”. This has been true right from the caveman times.

When like minded people form part of same teams , trust emerges , the synergistic benefits get realized , fulfillment happens and astonishing results follow.

We see numerous such examples in our workplaces as well wherein trusting teams produce much better results and are much more motivated than teams filled with cynicism and distrust.

The following amazing quote of Simon Sinek summarizes high performance teams , the need of every workplace.

A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

Have you ever heard a better definition of a TEAM?

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Adopted from the following great insight shared by Simon Sinek

“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.”

This is when a TEAM achieves GREATNESS..

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Adopted from the following great insight shared by Simon Sinek from the book Together is Better

A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

This is how a Team is supposed to be!!

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A team is not a group of people who work together.Team is a group of people who trust each other

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book Together is Better

This is how HIGH Performance teams are built

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Adopted from the following great quote of Simon Sinek

Strong relationships are the foundation of high-performing teams. And all high-performing teams start with trust”

How to Promote Goldilocks for groups?

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To build a high performance team based on intrinsic motivation we can promote goldilocks for groups based on the following 4 principles:

  1. Begin with a “diverse” team
  2. Make the group a “no competition” zone
  3. From time to time try task-shifting
  4. Animate with PURPOSE , do not MOTIVATE with REWARDS

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

These are few of the traits for High Performing teams

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High Performing Teams are ones associated with innovation and creativity based organizations with the following as the key themes:

  1. These are teams with very High Trust Quotient
  2. The Team members feel psychologically safe with one another
  3. The team members revel in each other’s company and stand up for each other
  4. The team members have the courage to express their vulnerability expecting full support

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book The Infinite Game

Members in Trusting teams are courageous

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Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book Together is Better

In trusting teams , members feel safe to express vulnerability because they feel psychologically safe to express their feeling to one another.

The following quote from Simon Sinek on courage sums it all as the basic ingredient ingrained in the nature of such team members:

“TRUE STRENGTH is the COURAGE to admit WEAKNESS.”

This is why such teams are High Performing

How best can “A group of people work together”?

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A team is NOT necessarily a GROUP of PEOPLE who WORK TOGETHER.

In the modern day of TRUSTING TEAMS a TEAM is  a GROUP of PEOPLE who TRUST each OTHER.

In such teams people psychologically safe to work with each other and openly express their vulnerability.

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book The Infinite Game