The Top Requirement for High-Impact Teams


Performance depends on making sure everyone knows what needs to be done.

What is the top requirement for high-impact teams? When I was recently asked this question, I started making a list.

  • You need to know why you are doing what you are doing, and everyone on the team needs to know what that is.
  • You need to trust the people on the team. Trusting them is connected to personally caring for each member of your team.

Assuming your team has a great purpose and people who trust and care for each other, will that guarantee a high impact? Maybe not.

From my perspective, the one thing that is essential on a high-impact team is for everyone to understand the workflow—from the beginning to the end. And not only to have a clear, shared understanding of all the steps but to have the workflow visible to all team members at all times.