Teams are at the heart of organisational life and their effectiveness  strongly influences the success of the enterprise overall. Striving for, and achieving, high performance in teams has therefore become a major business imperative, but bringing together individuals into a group and making them a cohesive and productive team is far from straightforward. 

The mix of differing personalities, skills, motivations, career aspirations and leadership styles of individuals, as well as the complexities of the task and the process, means that building and shaping high performance teams is fraught with difficulty.

This event will explore they key elements of a  high performance team, drawing on examples from corporations, not-for-profits, consultancies and sports teams, among others.

The event will look at the different kinds of people required to make a high performance team and the important elements in ensuring the dynamics of the team bring high performance. Dealing wit h conflict in teams and how to cope with difficult team members will also feature in the sessions.

The programme provides the opportunity for participants to hear the latest research on these topics from Cambridge University and to develop the implications of the work for their own organisations.


  • The dynamics of high performance teams –  what makes them good and what makes them difficult too
  • Dealing with conflict and  difficult team members
  • High performance individuals and their preferences for teamwork
  • Getting the most out of individual team members
  • Team roles and responsibilities
  • How to increase communication effectiveness in teams


You’ll learn from outstanding faculty and associates of Cambridge Judge Business School and gain a truly international experience from your global peer group.

Over the two days of this fast-paces and practical programme you will:

  • Develop new perspectives on  how to manage teams
  • Explore the importance of high performance cultures
  • Understand how the segmentation of employees affects team practices
  • Develop an understanding of effective leadership in teams


  • Kishore Sengupta, Director of Executive Education and Reader in Operations Management
  • Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance
  • Gill Graves, Executive coach, facilitator, and consultant in leadership and team development

To register your attendance for this workshop please follow the link provided on the right hand side.