Rising Leaders Program

Building Highly Engaged Teams

Whether you are managing an in-tact team that all report to you or a cross-functional team that is working together on a project, it is a critical leadership skill to ensure the team is engaged and high performing as quickly as possibleThere are some key attributes of a team that make them high performingThis CAP will explore those attributes and talk about how to build an environment conducive to having high engagement and productivity. 

According to a study by Gallup, highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability and 17% higher productivity compared to less engaged teams.

- Gallup

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

  •  Identify the benefits of a highly engaged team
  • Identify the key attributes of a highly engaged team 
  • Understand how to build a highly engaged team

This CAP is for you if...

  • You are leader taking over a new team  
  • You are constantly building cross-functional teams  
  • You lead a team that could use support with engagement  

Growth & Learning

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

2 minutes

Fostering High-Performing Teams: Building an Environment of Engagement and Productivity

Insights from HTN: Learn how to build a high-performing team by establishing clear goals, team norms, decision-making processes, roles and responsibilities, and promoting constructive conflict in this informative article by our Executive Career Strategists. 


2 minutes

Empowering Growth: The Art of Co-Creating a Development Plan with Your Direct Report

Insights from HTN: Discover how to co-create a successful developmental plan with your direct reports and provide them with the resources and opportunities they need to grow and shine. 


2 minutes

5 Key Characteristics of High Performing teams

Article: Learn about the five key characteristics that separate high-performing teams from average ones, including trust, clear communication, defined roles and responsibilities, engaged leadership, and collective goals. 


12 minutes

How to Turn a Group of Strangers Into a Team

Video: Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. 


2 minutes

What's a Team Charter, and How Can It Keep Your Team on Track?

Article: Learn how to keep your team on track and working effectively by creating a team charter that outlines your team's purpose, context, goals, roles, operating methods, and more. 


2 minutes

Fostering Constructive Conflict in Team Negotiation

Article: Learn how to turn conflict into a constructive asset for team negotiation and decision-making, and avoid groupthink with these effective strategies. 


Put Into Practice

It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take

Co-create a developmental plan with a direct report

Co-create a development plan with a direct report to enhance individual performance. 

Worksheet: Co-Creating a Developmental Plan 


Worksheet: Employee Experience Checklist


Evaluate your team's performance

Evaluate your team's performance against the 10 common attributes of high-performing teams

Worksheet: High Performing Team Self-Assessment 


Worksheet: How Inclusive is Your Leadership?

Develop a team charter

Develop a team charter that outlines your team's purpose, context, goals, roles, operating methods, and more. 

Worksheet: Building a Team Charter


Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist

  • Refine your personal strategy
  • Get feedback on the work you put into practice
  • Learn other related techniques and strategies