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Author: Maxine Driscoll

Is your team functioning well ATM or do you have some negative, maybe even toxic, team members? You know the ones. They love to gossip, complain and blame AND they frustrate and exhaust you. I’m guessing that the past 20 months have changed your workplace into a hybrid model of remote and FTF working operations. I’m also guessing that it’s been very challenging to get everyone on board with ongoing Covid requirements and focusing on your BIG organisational vision and goals. Over the years I’ve learned that managing people is one of the hardest things to conquer, and of course, the leadership challenges are amplified hugely during uncertain times. The ability to create and nurture High Performance Teams in today’s workplace is a no-brainer if you want your organisation to not only survive Covid but to thrive into a prosperous future. Too often in leadership we get caught up in the day to day demands and fail to make the time to purposely create high performance teams. Over 20 years of leading diverse teams successfully through good and tough times I’ve discovered a few strategies that have worked really well so I thought I’d share them with you. Hopefully you will find a few new ideas to help you move forward. 1. Embrace diversity. Our workforce today is hugely different to any workforce in past decades and it’s so important to harness the talents of generational diversity, cultural and religious diversity, and gender diversity. Each one of your team members brings a unique set of views, experiences, and talents to add to the collective genius and problem solve in brilliant ways. Why not appreciate and unlock these amazing talents?