Building Dream Teams

Written by Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance
Published on 28-05-2018

Ah, a “dream team” – the well-functioning, highly effective and dynamic team – that we all dream of. Being able to successfully lead and work in teams is crucial to corporations to achieve their goals and stay ahead of the competition. Yet, there could be multiple barriers like a lack of trust, a lack of communication or inter-personal conflict stopping us from achieving the dream.

Planning to build a dream team but not sure where to start? Timeo-Performance can help you do so. We assess, build and develop teams and talents, and have been trusted by clients across all industries since 2008. We always seek to provide custom-fit solutions that work by understanding your culture, organisation and objectives before crafting solutions for you.

In this week’s digest, I listed a few articles to help us better understand and overcome the challenges we face when trying to build our dream team:

1. How to Collaborate with a Perfectionist

Working with a perfectionist team member can be challenging. While high standards could mean excellence, being unrelenting in that pursuit might cause redundant stress, conflict and even missed due dates as one gets lost in the details, forgetting the big picture. How can we work with perfectionists and even learn from them?

2. Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But how do you do so? What signals should you be looking for? 

3. The Surprising Power of Questions

Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, fuels innovation and performance improvement, builds rapport and trust among team members, and mitigate business risk by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards. Learn why and how to ask questions in this article.

4. What You Haven’t Considered About the Dark Side of Friendships at Work

How friendly should we get at work? Since so much time is spent in the workplace, making friends there seem almost instinctive. But is it truly this simple, or could there be a downside?

Bonus: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.



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    Isabelle Larche
    Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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