Performance comes from united teams
Remember the old saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well, it takes a team to produce results because no one can go it alone.
But it’s a lot easier to break things than make them.
Breakdowns can occur when team members are not aligned with the vision you have laid out for the team; someone who’s not a team player. A person like this is rowing in their direction and looking out for their best interest at the expense of everyone else.
Each day is about them, it’s about their needs and it doesn’t make sense. It’s unworkable.
When this occurs, things can get toxic really quickly. What’s worse, sometimes these problems go unnoticed until it’s too late. By then, your team’s morale and unity may be in tatters.
If you continue to tolerate this kind of discord, you are basically telling your team members that they are not worth much if you’re willing to bring in that kind of personality.
Even though “low” performers can be the highest performing individuals in the conventional sense, but they must direct that performance to support your team and its targets. If not, it doesn’t matter how talented and experienced they are.
Ironically, it is the high performer who can’t get along with others who causes more damage than a slower moving person who works well with others.
Indeed, slower people are sometimes seen as low performers, but it may just mean that the person is methodical and does things carefully. To have true impact, your team needs a variety of talents and abilities so that each member can support the others and have them shine.