Having a culture of high-performing teams is something that every company dreams of. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes to create and nourish such a culture?
Your organizational culture has become more transparent—no longer can you just state what you want to show to the outside world on your social media, website and PR campaigns. With the rise of peer-to-peer review websites such as Glassdoor, you are asked to up your game, to genuinely believe in your values and act accordingly, because culture comes down to your team’s behavior.
We are not talking about current employees’ behavior only. Your culture is also impacted by what has been instilled by your previous employees, and it will be affected by the future ones. The good news is that companies have woken up and are paying more attention to employee experience and their own performance.
Qualities of High-Performing Teams’ Culture
Do you want your team to perform better? You need to create such a culture where you embrace a change mindset, empower people to make decisions and have a strong sense of accountability. If you invest in your people and their continuous learning, your employee turnover will decrease and you will be able to empower leadership at all levels. High-performing teams have a shared vision, communicate openly and respect each other no matter their role or authority at the company. Such teams are stable, aligned and go towards achieving a common goal.
How to Create a High-Performance Culture
When it comes to creating any kind of culture, the basic steps are to define what your culture is and what you want it to be, to reinforce positive behavior and to lead by example. You need to communicate your values through everything you do and empower your employees to do the same. You need to feel the pulse of your company, and always remember that the road from intention to action can be hard but, in the end, it does pay off. Focus on what matters most and do it step-by-step so that you can implement lasting change.
Here are a few tips on what you can work on:
- Reflect on your performance management and define areas of improvement.
- Make your leaders accessible, accountable and visible. Empower new leadership creation.
- Increase communication and synergy. Figure out the ways of communicating that will be most effective depending on your team’s dynamics.
- Enhance training and learning by implementing immersive learning options and making your employee development more modern and interesting.
- Motivate employees to change and support them in building new behaviors.
- Monitor progress, share feedback daily and strengthen the trust between your managers and employees.
Enroll in the CoreAcademy Course!
There is an excellent opportunity for you to get more practical steps on how to create a high-performing culture. We invite you to join the CoreAcademy course Creating a Culture of High-Performing Teams on February 10, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. (EST)! This virtual instructor-led training program will be organized via Zoom, and we will have participants from amazing companies joining the session led by our experienced facilitator.
You too can create a culture of high-performing teams! Sign up for the course today, as the availability is limited, and save your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!