Building high-performing teams with business leaders, Twitch & Timely CEOs2021|53:08
In this Digitally Speaking panel discussion, CEOs from Twitch and Timely and a professional director and digital consultant share insights into hiring and leadership practices for high-performing teams. “When you see things go wrong with teams, often it's where the team has fractured and is not operating as a collective group anymore.” Twitch CEO Sara Clemens, Timely CEO and co-founder Ryan Baker and digital consultant and Meridian Energy board director Nagaja Sanatkumar discuss what it takes to build a high-performing team – and what to avoid. Baker, who worked at Animation Research and Trade Me before founding his own company, says trust and cooperation are critical for high performance. “In those teams that are really humming and achieving their goals, you tend to find there's a lot of trust between the people and between the leadership and a lot of cooperation to achieve those shared goals,” says Baker. Leaders also need to ensure employees feel empowered to do the job they were hired to do, according to Sanatkumar, who is board director for NZ Post, UFF and Cawthron Institute. The session covers top qualities to look for when hiring high performers, and how and why companies need to select new staff based on their business stage.