Organisations increasingly rely on high-performance project teams to compete in rapidly changing domestic and global markets. This course explores ways to add value to your organisation by building both traditional (co-located) and distributed (virtual) high-performance teams that are focused on achieving results. Key success criteria for achieving high performance include effective team start-up, leveraging team members' skills to the advantage of the entire team and building trust among team members.

Participants learn the processes and skills to lead and motivate people, align diverse individuals to common team goals, and optimise the use of collaborative communication technologies. The course includes case studies of successful teams who have made business history. Key topics include characteristics of high-performance teams; the stages of team development; team leadership and establishing team processes; developing team spirit and community; managing diversity, differences and conflicts; selecting and optimising modes of communication; developing trust across geographical distances; and effective team leadership at a distance.


  • Main reasons why teams often fail
  • The 6 team essentials and the “Wilderness Survival” activity
  • The life cycle of a team
  • Belbin Team Roles
  • High Performing Teams (P.E.R.F.O.R.M.)
  • Overcoming the 5 common dysfunctions of a team
  • Creating an atmosphere of trust
  • Managing team conflict
  • Overcoming lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to results
  • The challenges of virtual teaming
  • The advantages and disadvantages of group diversity
  • The role of culture in teams
  • Selecting and optimising the right technology

All Potencium courses are customised to meet the specific objectives and requirements of the client. Click Here to learn more about how Potencium can implement a customised programme in your organisation.