Building a strong foundation for a High Performing Team


Ensure that your team is a motivated, high-performing team that learns from experience, continuously adapts based on the demands of the business and society, and consistently exceeds its goals and targets.

The results you’ll get from this Guide


This is a step by step guide to lead and facilitate a process to recognize the elements that make a high performing team and start co-designing – using the collective intelligence of your team – how they can become more effective in the future. This process allows the team to learn from past experiences and learn what needs to change to enable the team to increase its effectiveness to achieve its future goals. The design of these activities  organically helps to unfold the exact steps that you and your team need to take ensuring that action is taken reflecting the team’s values and that your team is motivated, performing to its full potential and growing in the process.


This ready to use workshop guide contains all the information, materials and a step-by-step guide to lead a series of workshops (in person or virtually) to:

  • Identify what the team has learnt about how they’ve worked during the Covid-19 situation and ensure that the positive and negative aspects are considered to help you move forward in the right direction;
  • Explore how effective the team feels they are now;
  • Understand what needs to change to enable the team to increase its effectiveness to achieve its goals in the future; and
  • Map out the exact steps that you and the team need to take, ensuring that action is taken.

Why this Guide is for you


You will benefit from this resource if:

  • You are looking for a way to encourage your team to take responsibility for its current performance and identify how it can be more effective;
  • You care about how your team is performing at the moment and you would like to reach its full potential whilst safeguarding its positive culture;
  • You want to know your team’s viewpoint and generate new ideas to achieve your goals;
  • You would like to maximize the collective intelligence of the team to boost your business;
  • You want to reflect on what you have learnt as a team from the challenges you have faced and use this to increase the effectiveness and performance of your team;
  • You want to unite your team towards the same goal and purpose;
  • You want to co-create a positive working environment together with your team;
  • You would benefit from a clear pathway to help you create your team’s desired performance outcomes.

About Us


The workshop guide has been designed by Marisa and Clodagh, the creators of the Emotional Salary Barometer. Clodagh and Marisa have more than 25 years’ experience in the field of people development, training, facilitation and coaching. They have worked in and with multinational organizations in a huge range of different sectors, industries and countries. Throughout their careers they have specialised in supporting leaders and organizations to create workplaces where employees thrive, and this, together with supporting organisations in developing their people, is the primary focus in their business.

Using this Guide


This guide can be used any time. It can help to unite the team and encourage it to use its collective strength for a certain objective.


It is particularly beneficial when the team has faced a difficult or challenging situation (such as the current pandemic) and you want to capture what has been learned from the situation and understand how this can help you face the future with new ideas, momentum and motivation.

This guide is designed to be used by anyone who is leading a team or supporting the leader of a team (professional facilitators, trainers or coaches or HR or L&D professionals within an organisation).

What this Guide includes


The workshop guide includes:


  • A warm-up activity to explore and introduce what elements make a high performing team,  which can be done in a team setting or by each individual team member outside of the workshop setting;
  • An activity to explore what the major learnings and insights were from how the team worked during recent challenges in order to shape a new working environment;
  • An activity to explore how the team is currently doing in each of the 8 elements of a high performing team and identify what the team excels in, and which elements need to be improved and why;
  • An activity to co-create the team’s desired effectiveness and its desired outcomes;
  • An activity to create an action plan to ensure the team’s desired performance and effectiveness becomes a reality.


All the activities come with full instructions and digital and printable materials to run the activities in a face to face or virtual setting.


The workshops have been designed to be completely flexible and can be run in a number of different ways:


  • As a whole day workshop, or separate workshops;
  • As part of the team’s regular meetings;
  • Virtually, in person, or a mixture of both.


The workshop guide also includes our free guidance and support on how best to run the different activities in your team.


For an additional cost, we can also lead the workshop for you. Please contact us for further details.

Professional Success


What brought us here


We have experienced, studied and analyzed the power and force of work in our lives. As a result of this, we have developed the Emotional Salary Barometer, the only tool which measures the emotional benefits that people, teams or organizations get from their work. To support the Emotional Salary Barometer we have also developed a range of tools, methods and processes to support individuals, teams and organisations to understand how to use work and the emotional benefits that come from it as a platform for personal and professional growth and success.