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17 January 2019

There is no one secret to creating a successful business – but it’s clear that the power and performance of your teams and the people within them is a huge part of it, and key for  business growth.
We work in teams every day, but what makes a good fit? How can you ensure your teams, at all levels of the business, are working to the best of their ability? And when you do get the magic formula, how can you recreate that across your whole business?

If you would like more information, click here to see our detailed guide on developing high performing teams.

1. Getting the right people in the team in the first place:

Recruitment is key to giving your teams the potential to be their best from the start. The process should be well thought out so that you can gain the best talent for your job role. Gradvert recommends spending time to create a strong team profile so that you know which individuals will work effectively within your team. Adapt a unique recruitment process such as giving candidates tasks to complete, testing how well they work within their role.

2. Develop your team into future learners:

Any successful business should always be looking to the future. Your team is your future, so it is important to ensure that you have the right stages in progress for them to train and develop. This is so important because keeps staff motivated and increases staff retention levels.

3. Giving them company values:

Roles and responsibilities need to be constantly re-evaluated as the vision of your business is changing. This is a mutual journey with your team members – we recommend sitting down on a 1:1 basis to ensure that you are all on the same page. Gradvert believes in having strong core values that are shared by its team. We also employ a unique method whereby the team individually write a pledge to the business, outlining what they want to get out of the business. Read about it here.

4. Establish best practice:

There are often challenges when developing high performing teams, especially because everybody works in different methods. Communication is most effective way of team members working together so that deadlines are met in time without losing quality. Stress within your team should also be taken into the process, read some stress at work statistics on our recent infographic to help understand the importance of managing your team.
Remember that there is no right or wrong way of developing a high performing team. It depends on what you are trying to achieve and the culture that you want to develop within that team. Gradvert believes in improving business through developing people!

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