The seven principles of high performing teams are these, according to Thompson and Goode:
- Clear and public accountability
- Trusted competency
- Give & take
- Meaningful mission value
- Outcome optimism
One of the most interesting discoveries in Ken’s work has been that high performing teams do not need to have an enemy to strive against. You don’t have to be involved in a struggle against evil, or your closest competitor, to be motivated to do good work.
It is always easy to find a group who will unite against a common enemy but far more constructive to build something together.