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Creating High Performing Teams

A healthy organizational culture has a positive impact on teams, according to a white paper by Joe Hart, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie.

Dale Carnegie & Associates surveyed 2,650 people from across the globe and consulted with experts to gain insight into how to foster high performing teams. The survey respondents reported that 66% of teams met their goals, while only 30% exceeded their goals and achieved top performance. A small percentage failed to meet their targets.

According to the survey, the key emotional drivers for a top performing team are:

  1. Connectedness
  2. Recognition/Acknowledgement
  3. Encouragement
  4. Learning & Growth Potential
  5. Psychological Safety
  6. Empowerment

In order to help employees exceed their targets, an organization must:

  1. Have a clear purpose and vision
  2. Close the perception gap between leaders and employees regarding productivity, satisfaction and culture
  3. Understand what employee satisfaction means
  4. Communicate effectively
  5. Prioritize collaboration and cross-functionality
  6. Recognize that technology should play a supportive, rather than primary, role in the organization

Ongoing training and education are vital for creating a healthy organizational culture.

To learn more about the impact of culture on employees, read the Dale Carnegie & Associates white paper here.