High Performing Teams

When employees work together smartly creativity, motivation and efficiency soars. No matter how talented you are, you’ll achieve more working as team, particularly if your team is a diverse one. However, contributing to a high performing team can be easier said than done because the different personalities, preferences and agendas can make it feel like a lot of hard work for not a lot of benefit.

This course will explore the qualities of high performing teams: how to contribute to one and how to ensure your team is working as smartly as it can.

Course Content

Greater than the sum of its parts

  • The potential of teamwork
  • Diversity: the pathway for teams to unlock new opportunities, overcome old challenges and increase efficiency
  • The challenges of teamwork

Dynamics of a successful team

  • Psychological safety: feeling able to take risks and be vulnerable
  • Dependability: meeting a high bar for excellence
  • Structure and clarity: having clear roles and goals

The five social domains and their connection to teamwork

  • Status: your perception of yourself and how others see you
  • Certainty: your confidence in the predictability of the future
  • Autonomy: having choice and freewill
  • Relatedness: how connected you feel to others
  • Fairness: how equitable you feel decisions in your team have been

Course Approach


  • The notion that homogeny leads to a high performing team
  • Appreciate that your ability to work within a team is as important as your level of talent


  • Understand the key challenges of working within a team
  • Uncover the top dynamics of high performing teams


  • Align your team interactions according to what makes people feel psychologically safe
  • Ensure you are a rewarding team member to collaborate with, even in trying circumstances

Embedding Success

Post-programme activities to support the transfer of learning and habit-building.


Rather than simply seeking feedback on your skills and outputs, use the SCARF framework to seek feedback on your contribution to the performance of your team.


Leverage the diversity in your team. Next time you are creating something new or problem solving, enlist the insight and ideas of people you haven’t done historically. Purposefully seek the input of people who have a different view of the world than yourself.


Reflect back on a time when you feel you may have ruffled feathers in your team. Use the SCARF model to consider how this might have happened and how you might avoid similar scenarios in the future.


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

Knowledge Exchange Evangelists

We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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