Team Performance: High-performing teams achieve (better) results

High-performing teams are the foundation and building block of excellent organisations: Teams form the most important environment for all employees and managers. Collaboration, innovation, problem-solving, personal development, learning and appreciation all take place in teams.

It is worth investing time and energy in the complex yet simple structure of teams. The results of this investment are higher-performing employees who make a significant contribution to the implementation of strategic priorities, economic success, the retention of talent and thus to the sustainable success of the organisation as a whole.

Challenges and solutions

We support our clients when they want to make high-performance teams the drivers of their business success. Depending on the problem, we work to promote a positive and high-performance corporate culture. Through targeted team diagnostics, employee involvement and strategic team design, we strengthen the roles within the team and establish a climate of innovation based on a shared vision. We use proven methods and tools to develop customised solutions for our clients.

Examples from our consulting practice

Top team development: Supporting a top international team with Team Journey
Scaled team development: all teams in an organisational unit
Our experts

If you want to empower leaders to grow both personally and as a team and inspire your organisations, we should have a conversation. Together we can discuss how we can make your organisation more successful with a clear business orientation, a holistic approach and a focus on implementation.

Our experts look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Jens Müller-Oerlinghausen
Dr. Jens Müller-Oerlinghausen
Partner
Candy Fraedrich
Candy Fraedrich
Senior Associate
Peter Wunderlich
Peter Wunderlich
Project Manager

High-performing teams

The cornerstone of every excellent organisation

High-performing teams require systematic preparation and continuous reflection. The formation of such teams is often hampered by challenges such as lack of trust, lack of alignment and insufficient understanding of team dynamics.

To overcome these problems, teams should systematically ask themselves five key questions:

  • Team identity: understanding the different values, preferences and behaviours of team members
  • Common goals: Clarifying strategy, organisation, culture and determining their own level of ambition
  • Systemic context: adapting to the specific conditions and challenges faced by the team
  • Selected direction and plan: development of a common, clear and dynamic plan, including alternative routes and milestones
  • Modus Operandi: Definition of values, rules, routines, decision-making and feedback mechanisms

The key to the success of high-performing teams lies in the combination of individual skills and contributions, synchronised with personal development and team dynamics. Regular reflection and integration of these principles into the routine are crucial to systematically mastering new challenges.

High-performing teams: the recipe for success

High-performing teams are the recipe for success for any organisation. At undconsorten, we understand the key factors that make teams high-performing and provide you with the tools and advice to implement them in your organisation. We help you create a culture of high performance where every team member is motivated to give their best. Contact us to find out how we can turn your team into a high performer.

Recognising and promotingteam performance

Recognising and encouraging team performance is critical to developing high performing teams. It starts with building a culture of psychological safety where each team member feels comfortable contributing ideas and taking risks. A key to fostering team performance is regular reflection on the work and dynamics of the entire team. Identify strengths and areas for improvement through continuous feedback and support each individual team member to develop further. This creates a foundation for high-performance teams that not only master their current tasks, but are also flexible and adaptable for future challenges.

Gettingtalent management right

Proper talent management starts with understanding and valuing every single team member in your organisation. It is important to develop a system that recognises and nurtures the skills and ambitions of each individual. This means creating clear development pathways, providing ongoing educational opportunities and ensuring an environment of psychological safety in which talent can flourish. To build high-performing teams, you should ensure that talent is well aligned and can work together effectively across the team. This requires continuous adjustment and fine-tuning of your talent management strategies to meet the ever-changing needs and goals of your organisation.

Perfecting the talent management process

Perfecting the talent management process is an ongoing process that requires regular reflection and adjustment. The aim is to create a structure that enables the skills and potential of all individual team members to be optimally utilised. This includes implementing mechanisms for the effective assessment, development and retention of talent. It is about finding a balance between the individual career goals of employees and the goals of the organisation. By creating a transparent and fair process, you not only promote the development of high-performing teams, but also the general satisfaction and commitment of your employees. This leads to a sustainable increase in performance and a competitive advantage for your organisation.

Frequently asked questions about high-performing teams

What characterises high-performing teams?
What distinguishes a normal team from a high-performance team?
Why do companies need high-performing teams?
What are the special aspects of a successful team?
What are the consequences for the organisation if teams are not effective?
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Do you have any questions or are you interested in exploring a possible collaboration with undconsorten? Get in touch with us - we will help you further.

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Dr. Axel Sauder
Dr. Axel Sauder
Partner

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