Creating a High-Performing Team with agreed behaviours

Creating a High-Performing Team with agreed behaviours

Are you looking to have a high-performing team with well-defined behaviours?

No matter what size your team is, the more they understand each other’s skills, experience, and values, and ways they like to work, the better they function and deliver the required results.

When I was a team member, I liked to feel valued, have my opinion asked & respected, given an opportunity to learn from others and share my knowledge and experience.

As a manager of a team, I loved to see the team talking, sharing ideas, and pulling together to resolve an issue. I was able to trust them to deliver the requirements, successfully solve an issue.

To have a united, high-performing team, it is important that the team agreed a way of behaving. This is even more important when people are hybrid working, mixed generations and culture.

Teams create their own agreed behaviours. These can include actively listen to each other, being responsible for their tasks and accountable for their actions, be honest, trust worthy, commitment, recognize each other’s achievements.

The process of having agreed team behaviours starts with a brain storming workshop where everyone shares their behavioural wants and needs. Run the workshop allowing for it to be free-thinking, open to all ideas where no idea is right or wrong. This is followed by discussing the behaviours, ranking them in order of priority. Ask each of the team if they buy into the behaviours. There maybe a need for some compromises made. At the end all behaviours that are selected are supported by each team member.

When someone new joins the team it will be necessary to revisit the behaviours and they are the teams’ agreed behaviours so the new people need to buy into them.

Make sure everyone has a copy of the behaviours so they can refer back to them on a regular basis. Some companies read the behaviours out at the beginning of every meeting to remind the attendees of what they have agree are acceptable behaviours. This can also be done in meets that includes none team members. Your team will be trend setters in setting well formed, supported behaviours.

Ask yourself

  • What behaviours would I like to see in the team?
  • What behaviours do others have that resonate with me and I would like to use?
  • What behaviours are not healthy for the team and would be best avoided?
  • Will you encourage the team to develop a Behaviours Agreement?

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