Are you Humming Bird in your High Performing Team?

Do you want to get familiar with the challenges of forming High Performing Teams?

Do you want to get practical insights on how to develop High Performing Teams?

Are you convinced with the returns the High Performing Teams deliver?

If any of the above questions interests you then you can attend this presentation to explore more on this.

A High Performing Team is engaged at work. As per Gallup Analytics only 15% of global workforce is engaged at work and hence qualify to be a High Performing Team.

High Performing Teams cultivate the winning mindset. They not only know the rules of the game but also master the art of winning the game. The healthy Organization Culture, Structure, Adaptive Leadership goes a long way to influence seamless formation of High Performing teams within Organization.

The presentation will provide insights from several research works like Gallup Analytics, VersionOne State of Agility Report, Google People Operations, McKinsey, Sociometric Badge and Extreme Ownership. The presentation will provide valuable suggestions from practical experience on steering Teams towards High Performance.

The skeleton of the presentation is as below
Story of Humming Bird (2 mins)
Team versus Group (2 min)
Gallup Analytics – Only 15% of global workforce is engaged at workplace (2 min)
Gallup Analytics -Organizations having 70% of workforce engaged at workspace (2 min)
Top 3 Challenges to High Performance Teams (1 min)
High Performing Culture (2 mins)
Measuring Health of the Organization (1 min)
Communication – The Science of building Great Teams (4 mins)
Manager versus Leader (2 min)
Serving Leadership Compass (2 min)
Traits of a Great Leader (2 mins)
Gallup Analytics recommendations for Leadership Qualities (2 mins)
Google People Operations research on Understanding of Team Effectiveness (2 mins)
High Performing Teams as Complex Adaptive Systems (2 mins)
Practical Insights on Building High Performing Teams (subtopics as below) (15 mins)

  • Direction Setting (Vision, Mission)
  • Diversity in Team
  • Scrum Master Accountability
  • Product Owner Accountability
  • Development Team Accountability
  • Leadership Accountability
  • Dedication/Commitment of Team
  • Open Communication
  • Autonomy of Team
  • Team culture of respect & encouragement

Questions & Answers (2 mins)

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Presentation

The topics covered in the presentation are elaborated as below

Story of Humming Bird (2 mins)

This will cover the story of the Humming Bird in the forest which tried to safe the fire in the forest by picking the water in her tiny beak and pouring it on the fire. When the other animals – the Elephant, the Lion etc asked how the small Humming Bird can put off the entire forest fire, the Humming Bird replied ‘I am doing my part to the best of my ability’. If other animals also would have played their part the fire would have been put off. While we are working on out path to High Performing Teams each member has to be engaged in giving his best.

Team versus Group (2 mins)

This will cover the difference between Team and Group. It will also highlight the importance of the Team and the Team Work with the sayings as ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’

‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work’

Gallup Analytics – Only 15% of global workforce is engaged at workplace (2 mins)

Gallup has studied performance at hundreds of companies and measured the engagement of 27 million employees and more than 2.5 million work units over the past decades. As per Gallup Analytics only 15% of the global workforce is engaged at the workplace. The major cause of the disengaged workplace is due to lack of leaders with right mindset

Gallup Analytics – Organizations having 70% of workforce engaged at workspace (2 mins)

Also in the Gallup report it indicates that around 39 Organizations around the world have been successful in workforce engagement as high as 70%. These Organizations have been doing great in yearly growth as well. The presentation will highlight these Organizations.

Top 3 Challenges to High Performance Teams (1 min)

The values and principles of Agile aid towards building High Performing Teams. As per the VersionOne - State of Agility 12th Annual Report, Top 3 Hindrances to in Adopting and Scaling Agile are Culture, Structure, and Management

High Performing Culture (2 mins)

This will cover on the qualities of the High Performing Culture which will include qualities like Friendly Work Environment, Performance Focus, Wellness, Supportive, Innovative, Collaborative etc

Measuring Health of the Organization (1 min)

This will cover on the Mckinsey 9 elements for measuring Organization Health – Direction, Accountability, Coordination, External Orientation, Leadership, Innovation, Distinctive Capabilities, Motivation and Culture.

Communication – The Science of building Great Teams (4 mins)

Based on the extensive research, Alex Pentaland and his team at MIT Media Laboratory invented a device Sociometric badge to measure patterns of communication. It measures Energy, Engagement and Exploration among team members as they communicate. Based on this research they observed that having better communication channels can increase efficiency by 8% to 20%. The presentation will cover on the characteristics of communication for successful teams.

Manager versus Leader (2 mins)

This will cover the differences in the approaches/stances of Manager and Leader.

Serving Leadership Compass (2 mins)

This will cover the Serving Leader Compass (Great Purpose, DNA, Mission and Values) and the attributes of Serving Leader (Run to Great Purpose, Upend the Pyramid, Raise the Bar, Blaze the Trail, Build on Strength) as mentioned by Dr. John Stahl-Wert

Traits of a Great Leader (2 mins)

The intention of running projects is to achieve Mission. To achieve Mission we need Strategy. To achieve Strategy we need supportive Culture. To cultivate supportive culture and to achieve the mission we need leaders with right mindset.

The presentation will touch upon the three “I” Mindset for Leaders - Influence, Impact and Inspiration as mentioned in the book ‘Leader with no Title’ by Robin Sharma. The art of innovating uncompromising quality products are the result of High Performing Teams led by great leaders. The invention of Mac, iPhone can be attributed to the inspiration of Steve Jobs.

The traits of leader described in Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin will also be touched upon.

Gallup Analytics recommendations for Leadership Qualities (2 mins)

As per Gallup Analytics, leaders with right skills will bring in 48 percent greater profitability, 22 percent greater productivity. Based on extensive research Gallup has identified the common traits of great leaders which will be covered during the presentation.

Google People Operations research on Understanding Team Effectiveness

(2 mins)

This will cover the findings of the research done for 2 years by Google People Operations to understand the factors influencing their team effectiveness.

High Performing Teams as Complex Adaptive Systems (2 mins)

The presentation will briefly touch on the Complex Adaptive Systems(CAS) and its significance. As the High Performance Teams behave as CAS to get a team to high performance the characteristics of CAS has to be inculcated in the team members.

Practical Insights on Building High Performing Teams (15 mins)

This section will cover the insights from practical experience on the various aspects that have influence on the team raising to High Performance. The aspects covered will include the dimensions of Direction Setting (Vision, Mission), Diversity in Team, Scrum Master Accountability, Product Owner Accountability, Development Team Accountability, Leadership Accountability, Dedication/Commitment of Team, Open Communication, Autonomy of Team, Team culture of respect & encouragement.

Questions & Answers (2 mins)

Learning Outcome

Difference between Team and Group

Gallup Report on Engaged and Disengaged workforce (Gallup Analytics)

Top 3 Challenges to High Performance Teams (State of Agility 12th Annual Report)

How to build High Performing Culture

McKinsey 9 elements to measure Organization Health

Communication as the Science of building Great Teams (Alex Pentaland)

Difference between Manager and Leader

What is Serving Leader Compass (Dr. John Stahl-Wert)

Traits of Great Leaders (Robin Sharma, Jocko Willink & Leif Babin)

Gallup recommendations to create engaged workforce (Gallup Analytics)

High Performing Teams as Complex Adaptive Systems

Practical insights on Building High Performing Teams

Target Audience

Managers, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Agile Practitioners

Prerequisites for Attendees

Experience working with Agile teams

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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  • Peter Stevens
    By Peter Stevens  ~  7 months ago
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    Dear Mohammed Javid,

    I think your proposal would be improved by a more concise description with a clearer statement of the benefit of participating in your session.

    Kind regards,

    Peter 

    • Mohammed Javid
      By Mohammed Javid  ~  7 months ago
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      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for the valuable feedback.

      I have updated the Description to make it more concise and highlighted the benefits of participating in the session.

      Regards,

      Javid

       

  • Madeeha Khan Yousafzai
    By Madeeha Khan Yousafzai  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Javaid,

    Can you please share the link for previous talks/ videos and presentation / mindmap for the current proposal.

    • Mohammed Javid
      By Mohammed Javid  ~  7 months ago
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      Hi Madeeha,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I have added a link of previous presentation under the Video section https://youtu.be/3QzH2O-yqh4

      Under the heading 'Outline/Structure of the Presentation', I have provided detailed write-up of each subtopic to be covered during the presentation. Hope that can be considered as a mindmap.

      I am preparing the slides and will keep the slides simple and light with relevant pictures. The talk during the presentation will cover the contents provided in 'Outline/Structure of the Presentation'

       

       

       

  • Janani Liyanage
    By Janani Liyanage  ~  8 months ago
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    Thanks for bringing up this topic. I especially like the ideas related to

    • High performing teams not only know the rules of the game but also master the art of winning the game
    • The formation of the High Performing Teams are influenced by the Organizational Culture, Organizational Health

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • It would be even more helpful if you can share few slides/materials elaborating points in your learning objectives
    • And it’s great if you could spend little more time on “Suggestions from Real time experience for forming High Performance Teams”
      • I hope you will be sharing specific scenarios so that it would help audience to relate to the situations they have encountered
    • Mohammed Javid
      By Mohammed Javid  ~  8 months ago
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      Hi Janani,

      Thanks to the insightful comments. I am reviewing the contents. Will add more details here shortly by end of 14-Jan.

      Regards,

      Javid

      • Janani Liyanage
        By Janani Liyanage  ~  8 months ago
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        Thank you Javid

        • Mohammed Javid
          By Mohammed Javid  ~  8 months ago
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          Hi Janani,

          I have updated the contents to consider the review comments provided by you.

          I have updated with more information in the sections on 'Abstract',  'Outline/Structure of the Presentation' also updated the section on 'Learning Outcome'

          I have provided more insights on how the structure and contents of the presentation will look like.

          Please review and let me know in case of any comments.

          Regards,

          Javid