At a conference I recently attended I heard a presenter say: we need to put the word “human” back into human resources and start treating team members like humans and less like resources.
In today’s competitive environment the most valuable asset any organization has is their team members.
Steven Kerr, the Golden State Warriors head coach, recently said he spends 80% of his time being a therapist for his players and 20% of his time coaching basketball.
High performance organizations have embraced high performance teams and have leveraged these teams to be high performance organization.
What are high performance teams?
High performance teams are tight knit teams that work very well together to performance beyond the abilities of each individual team member would they worked alone in silos.
The main characteristics that high performance teams have are:
The psychology and explanation behind high performance teams are:
Organizations rely on their teams to create and implement their future vision, and to execute on their goals. Organizations that treat their team members more like humans, and that does not mean more perks, but shows a genuine interest in each team member’s personal and professional lives. Team members are more likely to want to act in a way that enables the organization to create high performance teams and everyone benefits.
What can organizations do to create high performance teams?