How to Make Your Teams Stronger in a Crisis

Bain & Company

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, how corporate teams work together was evolving, moving from top-down and expertise-driven to an approach built around cocreating and purpose, with executive teams rebalancing their time to emphasize development of strategy, culture, and talent.

Research by global consultancy Bain and Company showed that high-performing teams supported this shift by doing four things consistently — trust and empower; share common goals; make decisions in service of the common good; and foster a sense of belonging. And while COVID-19 is putting this new model of teamwork to a tough test, there is reason to believe its focus on these four things will only become more important in the months to come.

Global Topics: COVID-19 Human Resource, COVID-19 Response