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Creating High Performance Teams

Overview

Teams are at the heart of organisational life and their effectiveness strongly influences the success of the enterprise overall. Striving for, and achieving, high performance in teams has therefore become a major business imperative, but bringing together individuals into a group and making them a cohesive and productive team is far from straightforward. The mix of differing personalities, skills, motivations, career aspirations, and leadership styles of individuals, as well as the complexities of the task and the process, means that building and shaping high performance teams is fraught with difficulty.

We will explore the key elements of a high performance team, drawing on examples from corporations, not-for-profits, consultancies and sports teams, among others. We shall look at the major areas of team roles and responsibilities, team dynamics, and team outcomes. We will look at the different kinds of people required to make a high performance team and the important elements in ensuring the dynamics of the team bring high performance. Dealing with conflict in teams and how to cope with difficult team members will also feature in the sessions. The programme provides the opportunity for participants to hear the latest research on these topics from Cambridge University and to develop the implications of the work for their own organisations.

Topics

  • Bringing the high performance team together - getting the composition right
  • What does leadership mean in a team context?
  • Building and maintaining an effective dynamic in high performance teams
  • Coaching to bring increases in team performance
  • Dealing with conflict and difficult team members

Benefits

You'll learn from outstanding faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and gain a truly international experience from your global peer group.

Over the two days of this fast-paced and practical programme you will:

  • Develop new perspectives on how to manage teams
  • Explore the importance of high performance cultures
  • Understand how the segmentation of employees affects team practices
  • Develop an understanding of effective leadership in teams

This programme counts as one course for those completing the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement. On completing the GMCA you will be eligible to become an associate member of Cambridge Judge Business School's global network of graduates and business-focused University of Cambridge alumni, faculty and staff.

Who should attend

Anyone responsible for managing or developing teams, to improve performance and organisational effectiveness.

Faculty & speakers

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance
PhD (University of London)

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Dates & fees

Dates Duration Fees *
6-7 October 2016 2 days £2,300 + VAT
5-6 October 2017 2 days £2,300 + VAT

VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £2,300 + 20% = £2,760.

* Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School's Alumni Association. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 226KB) (updated 27 October 2015)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 243KB) (updated 27 October 2015)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

Version 2 (8 January 2016)

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When you register for this programme, please let us know if your organisation is paying for your placement or if you are applying as an individual.

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