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What is a high performing team?

High Performing Teams

High performing teams are multifaceted and built based on a number of environmental and organisational factors. To develop a high performing team, a business must work to develop a high performance culture. This means that you are creating a working environment that enables employees to support business goals and deliver their highest quality work. Here at Employment Innovations we believe that there are two main facets of a high performance team; the work environment itself, and the individual behaviours you are reinforcing.

Creating the right environment: The right environment enables employees to operate at their peak. It starts with the establishment of a clear and compelling vision, mission, and set of organisational values that align with the company’s goals. When employees understand and connect with the broader purpose, they are more motivated and committed to achieving excellence.

Reinforcing individual behaviours: A high performance culture also has a clear emphasis on reinforcing individual behaviours that nurture success and commitment. At the core of high-performance is a continuous improvement mindset, where employees are driven to constantly seek ways to enhance their skills and knowledge.

High Performing Teams

High performing teams are multifaceted and built based on a number of environmental and organisational factors. To develop a high performing team, a business must work to develop a high performance culture. This means that you are creating a working environment that enables employees to support business goals and deliver their highest quality work. Here at Employment Innovations we believe that there are two main facets of a high performance team; the work environment itself, and the individual behaviours you are reinforcing.

Creating the right environment: The right environment enables employees to operate at their peak. It starts with the establishment of a clear and compelling vision, mission, and set of organisational values that align with the company’s goals. When employees understand and connect with the broader purpose, they are more motivated and committed to achieving excellence.

Reinforcing individual behaviours: A high performance culture also has a clear emphasis on reinforcing individual behaviours that nurture success and commitment. At the core of high-performance is a continuous improvement mindset, where employees are driven to constantly seek ways to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Impact of having a high performing team

High engagement and low turnover:

Lower turnover costs, increased productivity, and better customer service contribute to higher revenue and profitability.

High productivity and efficiencies

Increased output, cost savings, and improved profitability.

High quality of work

Improved sales, reduced costs (rework, returns, complaints), and enhanced reputation.

High motivation

Engaged, committed, and productive employees drive customer satisfaction, innovation, and business growth.

High engagement and low turnover:

Lower turnover costs, increased productivity, and better customer service contribute to higher revenue and profitability.

High quality of work

Improved sales, reduced costs (rework, returns, complaints), and enhanced reputation.

High productivity and efficiencies

Increased output, cost savings, and improved profitability.

High motivation

Engaged, committed, and productive employees drive customer satisfaction, innovation, and business growth.

Common questions on creating high performing teams

What is the difference between a high performing team and culture?

A high performing team refers to the team within a business which continuously delivers their highest standard of work. A high performance culture refers to the practices, processes, and strategies a business lives by to encourage and assist employees to deliver their highest standard of work.

What are 5 characteristics of a high-performing team?

Five common characteristics of a high performing team are: high engagement and low turnover, a high quality of work, high productivity and efficiencies, high motivation, and strong innovation.

How do you build a high performing team?

A high performing team can only be built when a business creates a high performance culture. This means supporting employees in the correct way, and setting the correct goals, processes, and programs.

How to lead a high performing team?

Senior staff must lead by example for a high performing team, this means living the values set for staff and creating an environment and culture that nurture individual talents while supporting growth, accountability, and adaptability.

Need more help?

All advice is general in nature, for advice specific to your situation, please get in touch with one of our HR Partners.

Our team at Employment Innovations are able to offer tailored workplace advice. If you need any assistance with payroll processing, employment contracts, Modern Awards, enterprise agreements, workplace advice or require access to our full HR document library, contact us to speak with one of our HR experts.

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