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The Long-Term Impact of Developing High Performance Teams

The Long-Term Impact of Developing High Performance Teams

We often talk about the importance and  benefits of high performance teams for growth and success. In a perpetually changing world, professional development needs to be constantly pursued and prioritised. The impact of developing high performance teams can be both far-reaching and long lasting.

Greater Employee Engagement

Inspired action and ensuring that direct reports can buy into the vision are some of the most important aspects of leading high performance teams. Leaders who are able to capture their team’s collective imagination and motivate them to be more creative problem solvers and innovators, see greater quality output more consistently. Effective leadership development training incorporates the strategy of the business and addresses the limitations that can keep teams from achieving their full potential. By creating leaders who are capable communicators of strategy and motivators, organisations cultivate an environment that drives performance at all levels. 


When employees are engaged with their work and how it aligns with the goals of the organisation, they become more empowered to achieve greater results. Providing opportunities for teams to build upon their strengths and fill skills gaps, allows them to have a more meaningful influence in shaping the processes they use daily. In having a complete understanding of the objectives of the organisation, teams can take ownership of the role they play in reaching those goals.  They establish a personal commitment to them and have an increased dedication to seeing them through.

Deeper Connection and Cooperation

One of the greatest advantages of sustaining high performance teams is that their members experience a larger diversity of knowledge and ideas. They learn to operate cohesively in a highly demanding environment. When there is a lack of cohesion, it causes undue stress and tension between team members and negatively affects performance. There is a necessity of support and cooperation in order to achieve a strong performance and meet targets.

The best leadership development programs include a focus on strengthening the personal relationships within teams. Teams that succeed consistently are respectful of each other’s differences and value the contributions they make. They also tend to be more committed to goals and have a deeper sense of unity that often translates into increased performance. It is this camaraderie that makes high performing teams so attractive to others and why those in them are so unwilling to leave. When a team works well together, particularly when under increased stress, their potential for success is greater.

“When there is a lack of cohesion, it causes undue stress and tension between team members and negatively affects performance.”


Setting teams up for success is a high priority in any development endeavour. The longevity of their success depends on their ability to connect with their objectives and one another. Effective leaders understand the importance of fostering these connections. Inspiring their teams to work collaboratively in service of common goals they’re passionate about, results in higher levels of dedication and performance.

About the Author: The Leadership Sphere

The Leadership Sphere helps small and medium businesses and larger organisations in Australia, in creating value through leadership. The Leadership Sphere provides a humanistic approach to the way it delivers leadership, performance and coaching services. We work with leaders and senior teams who need to gain increased clarity, build capability and ensure contribution at every level in the organisation, and enable a safe, inclusive and  high trust organisation.

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