Harnessing the Power of High Performance Teamwork

It is important to remember that teams are trust-based systems, not compliance-based systems, so the only way to move a team from launch to high performance is to pay as much attention to the elements in the five-step process as to the business imperatives of the organization. A high- performance team does not just happen—it is built through intentional practices and attention to the needs at each stage. The magic of working with teams is that creating a high-performance team is both an art and a science: the science is the framework and structure of the process and the art is the individual members who make up the team, which is why no team is ever exactly like another.