You have just rated your team using a widely used standard team performance scale. We will ask you to rate your team again after you have adopted the leadership practices you will learn about in this course.
Team performance can be measured in different ways and the quality and quantity of your output is certainly an important one. But some teams are part of a bigger process and may not have full control over their outputs so ask yourself these questions:
- How dynamic and agile is the team?
- How committed and energised are team members?
- How passionate and proud are you about the team?
- How happy and satisfied are team members?
Take some notes
You can use the notes section at the bottom of this topic to record your answers to these questions. These notes will be collated and available for you to view, edit and download later.
This training will help you to create dynamic, agile, energised, committed teams and organisations, full of passion, pride and performance. Many managers become frustrated that despite their best efforts as a leader a team like this seems like a distant dream. This course will give you a different perspective on organisational life and a new understanding of the role you must play to create a team like this, not plucked from the sky, but based on scientific research.
You will learn to harness the power of team identity, which focuses on how being in social situations changes how people behave in profound and predictable ways. Insights from the research we conducted with Sussex University, make this approach more accessible and applicable than ever before – because we focus on what leaders and organisations can actually do! Looking at teams and organisations and the challenges they face, through this new lens, will reveal to you all sorts of exciting and wonderful possibilities.
You will learn a different way of thinking about and working with people that will influence them to develop commitment, trust and alignment. As well as enabling your team to perform better, it will become a happier, healthier and more satisfying place to work – that’s what the research shows and we are going to show you how to do it!
The next lesson will help you to think about what a great team looks like and how high you should aim, but before you go there check out the final topic of this lesson to learn about the bonus this approach to leadership will give to you personally.