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What are the top predictors of team performance?

The main question we wanted to answer in 2021 was: Which competencies are the most important drivers that enable teams to achieve higher performance?

To figure this riddle out, we analyzed both quantitative and qualitative data from teams surveyed between November 2018 and April 2021. There were 146 companies representing a total of 4,616 teams (some who took the assessment more than once) which equates to more than 46,000 individual survey responses.

The results of our analysis identified the top five input drivers for each of the performance metrics in the TeamHealth® assessment, along with the corresponding “weight” of each driver. We also uncovered the top drivers of Confidence and Happiness for teams and product owners. These drivers are the best predictors for the corresponding metrics. View the Top Predictors of Team Performance report


What are the top drivers?

By focusing on increasing strength in these top five drivers, which are represented as TeamHealth® competencies, teams should see the highest gain on their performance metrics.

Info: Teams that invested in these drivers saw a 37 percent performance improvement over teams that didn’t.


When analyzing the drivers for Confidence and Happiness, we found these additional drivers, which are also TeamHealth® competencies:


Pulling these patterns together, it’s clear that if a team wants to impact its performance in an efficient way, it should focus on weekly iterations, T-shaped team members, effective planning and estimating, enabling creativity and self-organization, role clarity, and right-sizing and skilling.

Learn how to see how strong your team is in these drivers. 

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