How To Build a High Performing Team

How To Build a High Performing Team

In short, there are five areas to focus on when setting up and fine tuning your high performing team:


Tribe365 ® App

Understand where things are


HPTM® Leaders

Build some high performance rules

Vision Map®

Vision Map®

Build your focus

Transformation Programme Management

Transformation Programme Management


Team Development

Team Development

Build/Keep Momentum

Tribe365 ® App

Understand where things are

First off, do you need to do anything? Are you already a high performing team by your reckoning?

We use Tribeometer as a high performing team study to measure against four principles that are essential to high team performance

  • Committed


  • Directed


  • Selfless


  • Honesty


Tribe365® app is the first app ever to tangibly measure organisational culture, and we use it to deploy all studies, so that teams can access vital performance data on their phones or tablets at all times.

Tribe365® app is available at £4 a person per month

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HPTM® Leaders

Build Some High Performance Rules

If you think that improvements are needed in your team or across your organisation, then we’d suggest that you first first get familiar with the theory of High Performing Team Members (HPTM ®), as summarised below.

Begin with your leaders. Why? Because it’s always best to start from top down, as key influencers will adopt new behaviours first and then pass them smoothly along the chain. If organisational change doesn’t involve leaders from the start, then it is bound to fail.

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Principle 1: Make sure you all believe in what you are trying to achieve.

We don’t mean ‘sort of believe’ here – we mean 110% believing in what you are trying to achieve. If you truly want a high performing team, this is where it all starts.

Establish why you are doing what you are doing and only surround yourselves with people who believe in it 110%.

Without this step, everything else is a waste of time.

Principle 2: Make sure everyone is on board with the way you progress

Yes, everyone. Everyone in the team needs to be involved in every decision, rather than just one or two people deciding on the team’s behalf.

Ask your team the question “Does everyone agree?” every time you propose taking something in a new direction to get early buy-in as early in the process as possible. That way, everyone will be on board from the outset.

Principle 3: Make sure you are all managing your conditions

We all have lives and priorities outside work, whether they be family commitments, health issues or the irresistible lure of leisure time.

Inevitably, work and these other priorities collide from time-to-time – and have done so more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. So how do you, as a team, manage these distractions?

It’s important to come to an understanding as a team and set some principles in place that everyone is comfortable with so that these distractions are mitigated against or accommodated. After all, we’re only human. And this is the quarter-way point of the 21st century. We strongly believe that the Victorian workhouse method where people are tied to their desks from 9-5 should be consigned to history once-and-for-all.

Principle 4: Make sure you are all 100% honest

So, most of us consider ourselves to be honest. 

But – without getting too deep into philosophical questions – there’s a difference between internal, personal honesty and what we call ‘operational honesty’, whereby everyone in the team is dedicated to being honest with one another at all times.

Not honest in terms of letting people in the team know what we think of them or their abilities (that’s a metaphorical hornet’s nest, if ever there was one!). But in regards to tackling issues together in a calm and stable way to make sure that any potential problems are nipped in the bud as early as possible rather than left to fester.

Vision Map®

Build Your Focus

Once you all agree with the rules of how a high performing team should work in line with the four principles we’ve highlighted above, the next part is to collectively agree on why you are doing what you are doing.

Why should you do that?

Because this is the most important factor in bringing everyone together and increasing energy levels, right?

And this is where we’d suggest a Vision reset.

We have an off-the-shelf solution for setting a Vision that involves everyone in the team in the process, helping generate the real sentiment and buy-in needed to make a Vision a reality.

We call this product Vision Map®

How does it work?

Simple. We work with you to shape and finalise a vision that we then transform into a video that is shared across the team and can be accessed at all times to remind everyone of shared values and goals.

Vision Map® costs £7,000 per organisation*

*there’s no limit on the number of team members it can be shared with

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Transformation Programme Management


By this stage, we will have:

  • a leadership team that’s starting to behave in a fixed, positive way
  • everyone in the organisation will understand – and buy into – why they’re doing what they’re doing

Great. It looks like we’ve come a long way already.

But how is everything actually going? Is everyone really pulling in the same direction?

It’s time to evaluate the impact that these changes are making – and to see if any further changes or tweaks are needed. What actions need to be taken?

This where our Transformation Programme Managers come in.

Our Transformation Programme Managers are equipped with the expertise and considerable experience to help organisations implement the real change they need to create a culture of ‘High Performing Everyone’.

Our Programme Managers are available from £2,000

Creating And Maintaining A Clear Framework

It’s vital that organisations keep on applying the above principles repeatedly to identify gaps and weaknesses in their culture.

The most important thing is having a clear framework and being apple to continuously know where things are and catch things early.

Did we mention we have a 24/7 app that allows you to do this at £4 per person per month?

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Team Development

Build And Maintain Momentum

Team Development (Growth and Team Development) Audit is our entry level training offer.

It works a lot like a team sports training session and only focuses on the four HPTM® rules outlined above.

While there is no training involved with Audit, it’s a great tool for assessing where your organisation is in terms of its culture.

Team Development is available from £500 for up to 30 team members

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