Creating a winning team

What can enterprises learn from the world of sports?

Ever since the global crisis, it has been critical for enterprises, large and small, to achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity in order to maintain a competitive edge in a competitive market. Maximising the productivity of a team or department is not an overnight affair. It is the combined result of a manager paving the way for success and every staff member making his or her individual contribution.

Download our new guide and discover how you can coach your team to improved performance in all situations. The guide offers:

  • 10 simple tips for creating and managing a dream team
  • Important characteristics your team members should have
  • Effective management tips for each type of player in your team

Which characteristic is the most important in a team to achieve the highest performance level?

Cooperation/Team unity 72%
Trust 12%
Vision and strategy 6%
Leadership and decision making 5%
Individual self-realisation 2%
None of the above 3%

Source: Independent research commissioned by Robert Half and carried out in March 2014 among 261 office employees in the Netherlands.

Who are the members of a winning team?

A successful sports team has many different types of people: a coach, a captain and its players, ranging from new kid on the block to rising star to seasoned professional. Just as in the workplace, each member has their own special part to play, adding his or her unique skills to the team. 


Captain Referee Seasoned Professional   ​ Star player New player Head coach  



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