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what is a high performing team?

A high performing team is a team that consistently meets or exceeds expectations. Such a team is able to effectively set goals, make decisions, communicate, manage conflict and solve problems in a supportive and trusting atmosphere (Dyer et al., 2007; Murray, 2012).

Success is not measured by the individual performance of the team members but by the results achieved by the team as a whole.

why does a high performing team make a difference?

Today's working world is dominated by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). In 2023, this picture can be more than confirmed: a pandemic including compulsory home office, the return to the office, hybrid ways of working, a war of aggression in Europe, and the energy crisis keep us humans and the working world on our toes. The (working) world is undergoing drastic change and presents companies and employees with the challenge of adapting to new circumstances. One approach to a company's success is the development of a high performing culture. With our workshop format, we focus on the development of high performing teams.

what do we offer

We offer a High Performing Team workshop with a suitable mix of theory, practical examples and direct testing of the tools. Working in small groups creates the space for exchange. At the end of the workshop, the knowledge gained from theory and practice is poured into an individual action plan. 


how Does the high performing team workshop works?

Preparation (about two weeks in advance): 

  • Participants are asked to answer various questions on the topic of team performance.

Team workshop: 

  • Explanation of the term 'high performing team' and its significance for the participants' own motivation, performance and satisfaction, as well as for the success of the company.  

  • Impulse lecture on the topic of team performance, including team phases by Tuckman, the performance pyramid by Patrick Lencioni, and psychological safety.

  • Development of a common goal for future cooperation.

  • Identifying one's own preferences for action and behaviour and getting to know the preferences of team colleagues (method based on the DISG model).

  • Presentation and direct testing of different methods to strengthen trust in the team—e.g. with the help of the 'Personal Histories' tool.

  • Teaching of tools to increase performance in the team. 

  • Direct application of theoretical and practical knowledge through the development of a joint action plan to increase team performance in everyday work.


  • Summary of the workshop content (reading box).

  • Dispatch of tasks and exercises to consolidate what has been learned.  

How can your employees benefit?

  • They will gain clarity about the terminology around the topic of high performing teams and their influence on personal development and company success. 

  • They will actively exchange ideas with other participants from the company/team on topics related to high performing teams and discuss them in small groups. 

  • They will learn how other companies/teams have approached the topic of high performing teams and what changes have taken place since then. 

  • They will develop their own goals and guiding principles.

  • They will develop a joint action plan for themselves and their team to become a high performing team.

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