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5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently

5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently


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5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently

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Building High-Performing Teams

When it comes to building extraordinary workplaces and high-performing teams, researchers have long appreciated that three psychological needs are essential: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Decades of research demonstrate that when people feel psychologically fulfilled, they tend to be healthier, happier, and more productive.

Of those three essential needs, relatedness, or the desire to feel connected to others, has always been the trickiest for organizations to cultivate.


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  • They tend to communicate more frequently in general and are significantly more likely to communicate with colleagues using the telephone.
  • By ensuring that time together is both efficient and collaborative, high-performing teams don’t just make better use of their meetings — they also set the stage for more fruitful interactions, contributing to better relationships.
  • High-performing teams invest time bonding over non-work topics. It’s in personal conversations that we identify shared interests.
  • High-performing teams give and receive appreciation more frequently.This is often a more powerful motivating force than monetary incentives.
  • They are more likely to compliment, joke with, and tease their teammates. However, they were also more likely to express negative emotions at work.


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