Running a successful business requires many facets, but none more so important than a solid team.
Embridge Consulting prides itself on the top quality delivery of services, a sound reputation, unrivalled business expertise, and the continued passion for innovation and diversity.
However, Embridge first and foremost prides itself on its team. Simply put, without a cohesive, focused, passionate team, there would be no successes.
With an exponential growth of a huge 34% in recruitment in the past 6 months, this year’s annual team building event was going to be an important marker as to how fruitful our new investments were working out and how much we actually liked each other!
This year’s team build focused on team development, including Personality tests using the Carl Jung model and HPT (High Performance Teams).
Discovering what makes us tick as individuals and how we react in certain situations can be a powerful tool when it comes to the workplace. Having a better understanding of what presses our buttons and more importantly what pushes our colleagues, is an enlighteningly and surprising activity!
Many of us were amused and surprised by our own personality results and yet easily recognised many of the identified traits and behaviours described in the people we work with.
Slightly unnerving, sometimes completely alien (gasps of ‘is that really me?’), were quickly followed up with absolute and sound examples of exacting behaviour from the very same colleagues we sat alongside. It was a sobering and illuminating experience!
Now that we had the measure of each other it was time to figure out how we rubbed alongside one another.
So how do we build a High Performing Team and exactly how long is it going to take?
The value of an HPT has long been recognised and as this topic’s importance gathers momentum with digital technology reshaping the concept of our workplace and how we get our work done; how can we ensure that we are getting the most out of our teams?
The dream is to achieve our very own HPT. High performing teams bring success, achievement, efficiency and excellent interpersonal relationships. Highly focused on goals and superior business results, what’s not to want?
However, building a team remains as tough as ever. Energetic, ambitious, and capable people are always a plus, but they often represent different functions, products, lines of business, or geographies and can vie for influence, resources, and promotion. With our leadership roles becoming more demanding and increasingly important, given these challenges, creating and maintaining a top team performance is a timeless business preoccupation.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
Real Team Definition
A small number of people with complimentary skills who are equally committed to a common purpose, shared goals and working approach for which they hold themselves accountable.
The good news is that Embridge Consulting are well on the way to becoming an HPT. Our session demonstrated that our team identifies as a Real Team, which is just one step away from an HPT!
Data collected during our session demonstrated our team scores highly (80% +) in areas including:
and with our biggest scorer being PRIDE!
And 100% of Embridge employees agreeing with:
• I am inspired to meet my goals at work
• I am determined to give my best effort at work each day
• Management within my organisation recognizes strong job performance
• I understand how my work impacts the organisation’s business goal
Team composition is the starting point and with a great leader at the helm, over the past few years, Embridge Consulting have grown year on year in both business and stature.
We strive to be the best in everything we do and while there is still work to be done when it comes to building and creating the dream team, WE are all super proud to be a part of the Embridge family team and now we have the stats to prove it! Kerching!
Looking for a team of diverse, enthusiastic, dedicated, knowledge loaded professionals that you can trust? Why not get in touch and see how we can help pull the right team together for your next project?