High performing teams and high performance teamwork are the holy grail for many organisations. They believe putting well-qualified and experienced employees together and heading it up with someone slightly more so will will make them a high performing team. We see this often and the results are usually well below par for most of them.
In our experience a High Performing Team needs space to grow and evolve into its role. Bruce Tuckman, way back in 1965 created his team development model. When teams see this they usually rate themselves in the Performing box when the reality is still Forming.
By working through our programmes, we see many teams have yet to establish group norms, high levels of trust and excellent communication channels. Without these, they will only ever perform at mediocre levels.