Building and Managing High Performance Teams

This 4-part webinar series explores the activities required to develop a high-performance work team, the common stages of team development, the impact of your management style on the team, the importance of team-time and also the causes of team dysfunction and how to deal with conflict within your team.

Organisations which have put the concept of ‘high performing teams’ into practice have all succeeded through creating dynamic, autonomous and highly focused teams which pass the test of time. High performing teams do not happen by chance but are the result of good management, planned development and open communication.

To manage and maximise the talent within a team requires more than technical expertise. To achieve your business goals as a manager you must be able to inspire and lead your team by driving performance, engagement and flexibility. Building and maintaining a high-performance team is not an event it is an ongoing business process.

During this series Sean will explain what is team dynamic and how it impacts the performance of the team. Outline the 5 activities to consider when building and maintaining a winning team. Review Tuckman stages of team development and how to move your team through each stage.

Discuss what causes problems within a team and how to overcome them. Explore the use of team-time to ensure sufficient time is spent developing your team.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Webinar one:

  • Explain team dynamics and how it impacts the performance of your team.
  • Write a vision for your team that inspires a great team performance.
  • Interpret the five activities (commitment, behaviours, responsibility, value and coaching) to consider when building and maintaining a winning team.
  • Webinar Two:

  • Differentiate the impact that different management styles have on your team.
  • Explain Tuckman stages of team development and use this framework to move your team through to the performing stage.
  • Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your team as part of your succession plan.
  • Webinar Three:

  • Understand the difference between working as a team and group think and identify actions to take to avoid group think.
  • Describe the mains causes of conflict in a team and outline actions to overcome them.
  • Interpret the five-step approach to address underperformance within the team.
  • Webinar Four:

  • Set aside some “team time” to ensure sufficient time is spent developing your team
  • Establish the “ways of working” and feedback culture within your team
  • Build your personal “team wall” which is a visual summary of the top nine tips for maintaining a high performing culture within your team.

  • Benefits

    This series will help you as a manager to transform a group of individuals into a cohesive unit who are fully committed to the team’s success and vision. Underpinning the whole series is the need for managers to set aside some team-time and take ownership for building and maintaining a high-performance culture based on shared guiding principles.

    Finally, you will have your personal “team wall” which is a visual summary of what your team needs to achieve to be a great team that delivers outstanding results.

    Sean McLoughney, founder of LearningCurve, is a sought-after talent performance and support specialist, author and speaker. Since 2001 has helped over 20,00 professionals at every level improve their performance. As a successful author Sean has been published internationally. He has written four books and numerous articles. Sean also delivers a range of engaging webinars around the world. He has delivered numerous webinars for CPA Ireland, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Engineering New Zealand, UHY International and Chartered Accountants Ireland. 


    Topic: People & Leadership

    Sub-Topic: Leadership, Negotiation, Operational Excellence, Strategy

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

    CPD: Upto 4 hours