Winning Teams Performance Articles
Our team of performance specialists are drawn from all aspects of learning & development. Many of them are prolific writers, and on this page we share with you a series of leading edge articles covering a broad range of topics.
Improving Team Performance - The F1 Way
The finely-honed skills of the world’s top Formula One racing teams – from the driver to a pit stop engineer – is a winning formula for business success.
Here, change management and business strategy specialist Johnny Frankland, Managing Director of Winning Teams, which has devised the F1 performance programme for businesses, explains why the principles behind success on the track are just as relevant to the wider workplace.
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Fuelling Ultimate Performance
Is your working day haunted by the feeling of there not being enough time available to enable you to perform each task to the best of your ability?
Does it feel like a constant struggle to maximise the full potential of your team members?
Every organisation is operating under intense pressure right now and the timing has never been more appropriate to really focus in on the critical factors that drive measurable performance improvement.
What really fuels performance in your organisation, in fact in any situation?
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Can Training Become a Profit Centre?
The failure of training departments to deliver a measurable return on training investments is handicapping growth and development in most organisations.
A return on investment can only be shown if any initiative can contribute to the improvement of one of the three key business benefits:
- Increasing Revenue
- Protecting Revenue
- Increasing Efficiency
Most training departments fail to plan appropriately from a business benefits perspective...
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Systems - Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: Know Your “Farm”!
The Director asked me what I thought of his people. Slightly taken aback, I fumbled for an answer, “Pretty good...err...above average, probably. But then, I’ve only had one day with them in this workshop in this conference room. I’d have to see them at work in their workplace to really know”.
The systems that people work in have more impact on their performance than personal skills or attitude....
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Is your organisation ‘Motivating’ or ‘Inspiring’ it’s people?
“Beware of Inspiration! Inspiration should have a business health warning; it is highly infectious and will dramatically increase the performance levels of the people in your organisation. Please be warned that Inspiration reduces staff turnover and sickness rates, whilst increasing productivity and profit margins! It can even be passed on to your customers, turning them into ‘raving fans’ and god forbid attracting more and more of them.”....
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One of the great ironies of early 21st century business is that at the very time management is recognising the value of people and their contribution to organisational success – and so becoming increasingly focused on policies to win ‘hearts and minds’ and engender greater employee loyalty – the more disengaged people appear to be...
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Use Your Brand to Motivate Your Staff
"No matter how good or successful or clever you are, your business is in the hands of the people you hire". Lord Seiff (Former President) Marks & Spencer PLC
A recent IoD Business Opinion Survey highlighted that underperformance is the key issue facing Directors today. This probably explains why we are often asked to help organisations understand the role brand plays in motivating a team’s performance...
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Translate Learning to Performance
How learning conversations aligned to the individual heart and mind have the best chance of translating to performance improvement...
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Lead the Way to Rapid Change without Losing People on the Journey
Leading people through difficult changes can be likened to taking a dangerous journey. Why? Because it can involve asking others to give up an existing belief or behaviour they rely on for safety and support. Expecting people to do this quickly can be risky for a manager. If you’re not careful, negative feelings and resistant behaviours will begin to spread – even if management feels confident that the outcome will be positive for all concerned. So how do you maintain the balance as a leader, driving change without losing people on the way?
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