High Performance Team by PRISM

If your goal is to become a high performing team then this article will help you and see what it is you need to improve.And if you attend #prismphilosophy training  (http://www.prismphilosophy.com) program it would help you to self reflect.

Characteristics of a Pseudo Team

  •  team-evolution-curveThis is a group for which there could be a significant, incremental performance need or opportunity, but it has not focused on collective performance and is not really trying to achieve it.
  •  It has no interest in shaping a common purpose or set of performance goals, even though it may call itself a team.
  •  Pseudo-teams are the weakest of all groups in terms of performance impact.
  •  In pseudo-teams, the sum of the whole is less than the potential of the individual parts.
  •  They almost always contribute less to company performance needs than working groups because their interactions detract from each member’s individual performance without delivering any joint benefits.
  •  For a pseudo-team to have the option of becoming a potential team, the group must define goals so it has something concrete to do as a team that is a valuable contribution to the company.

Characteristics of a Potential Team

  •  There is a significant, incremental performance need, and it really is trying to improve its performance impact.
  •  Typically it requires more clarity about purpose, goals, or work products and more discipline in hammering out a common working approach.
  •  It has not yet established collective accountability.
  •  Potential teams abound in organizations.
  •  When a team (as opposed to a working group) approach makes sense, the performance impact can be high.
  • The steepest performance gain comes between a potential team and a real team; but any movement up the slope is worth pursuing.

Characteristics of a Real Team

  •  This is a small number of people with complementary skills who are equally committed to a common purpose, goals, and working approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
  •  Real teams are a basic unit of performance.
  •  The possible performance impact for the real team is significantly higher than the working group.

Characteristics of a High Performing Team

  •  This is a group that meets all the conditions of real teams and has members who are also deeply committed to one another’s personal growth and success.
  •  That commitment usually transcends the team.
  •  The high performance team significantly outperforms all other like teams, and outperforms all reasonable expectations given its membership.
  •  It is a powerful possibility and an excellent model for all real and potential teams.


  1. A very resourceful article, it helps you to understand which stage your team is at. This would help us to understand that how much effort should be put in, and in which direction so as to drive our team to maximum output and productivity.


  2. Real teams are basic are basic unit of performance. And each individual is committed towards his job and much focused to coordinate well with their colleagues and complete their task on time. Thus this article is really helpful for me because it has taught me how we could perform well in a team.

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  3. Teamwork best comes into play when all the members are committed to WellCare and growth of each of it’s members.
    Thanks for sharing the article,really helpful.


  4. This has really taught me the importance of team building as it makes you as an individual more aware, responsible and committed to your agenda. It helps in achieving the target in time and with the planned quality. So thank you for making me realize that what I may not have the potential to come out with alone is what may come out the most gracefully when working honestly with the real team.


  5. Hello ma’am

    Thank you so much for such an informative article . The concept of high performance team is very nicely explained and helpful.


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