Making The Connection picks up where most planning processes leave off and translates organizational strategy into tactical plans for implementation. The model aligns individual efforts with organization goals to create high performing teams. In this interactive presentation, leaders discover the basics of developing top performing teams that set the standards for excellence and make going above and beyond the norm instead of a once in a while occurrence. Developing high performance teams requires common goals that everyone is working toward, employee involvement, and communication. Many companies have one or two of these critical elements in place but few organizations are connecting all three. This presentation demonstrates, in a surprisingly simple and common sense manner, the relationship of each element and how to create a solid, high performance team that is fully charged and excited about their work and the results they are achieving. Leaders will be relieved to learn that building a high performing team is easier than expected, when the right steps are taken. Participants will learn the ABC’s of building high performance teams – Alignment, Buy-In, and Communication. Key learning points: Alignment: develop a clear mission and goals that align from top to bottom and define the culture to ensure the team is built with the right people in the right seats Buy-in: create a culture of accountability by gaining employee acceptance and encourage individual effort toward reaching organizational goals Communication: set performance expectations, deliver feedback, and recognize efforts through ongoing 2-way communication Connected offers a sane approach to bridging the gap between what the company wants – productivity and profitability – and what the employee wants – communication and purpose.