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How To Build A High-Performing Female Team – A Proven Approach With The T.E.A.M. Acronym

Written by: Tarah Dove, Executive Contributor

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Executive Contributor Tarah Dove

Working with sports teams and businesses for over 21 years, we have seen what improves and what has a negative effect on performance, especially with predominantly female teams.


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There are four areas crucial to improving team performance and overall satisfaction. We put it into the acronym: T.E.A.M.


Team building


Creating time and space for teams to have fun, bond, and build trust is essential to a healthy working environment and culture. Incorporating exercises that help your team members understand one another can decrease conflict and increase compassion.

Effective communication


We have found that effective communication comes down to the following factors: personality, physiology, fears, motivators, strengths, weaknesses, and mindset. The way people respond to constructive criticism and are motivated is all based on the above factors. When you learn how to communicate in a way that speaks an individual's language, everyone wins.


Active personal growth


Allowing for a personal growth focus over performance focus, can have a positive impact on overall performance. A team member who is growing personally will outperform the person who is solely focused on performance every single time. Success comes at the rate of a person's personal growth. Females often lack confidence or the ability to communicate their needs effectively. Providing them with tools for personal growth will help them create more success and become better team members.


Managing stress


Stress, and how someone handles stress, will directly impact their productivity, performance, and decision-making skills. Females are more susceptible to stress, exhaustion, and adrenal fatigue because they take on more home life responsibilities than their male counterparts. Providing yourself and your team with the tools to identify and manage stress allows for open communication and proactively cuts down on conflict within the workplace.


In addition to the four areas covered by the T.E.A.M. acronym, there are a few other things that can help improve team performance and overall satisfaction when females are involved. These include:

  • Creating a culture of inclusion and belonging. This means making sure that everyone feels welcome and respected, regardless of their gender.

  • Providing opportunities for professional development. This can help team members feel challenged and engaged in their work.

  • Encouraging work-life balance. This can help team members avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life relationship.

  • Ensuring each team member is fulfilled in their role. You will never have to work to motivate a team member when they are working in their zone of genius because they will love what they do.

Female team members are more susceptible to competitiveness, jealousy, conflict, and burnout. We have seen this T.E.A.M. approach effective within female sports teams and business teams. By taking these steps, you can create a team that is both productive and enjoyable to work with. At Success Without Sacrifice, we are on a mission to revolutionize how female entrepreneurs do business.


Just like pro-sports teams have training plans designed to avoid burnout and injury and achieve peak performance, the RAMP Method™ gives female entrepreneurs a roadmap to structure their day, week, month, and year, so they can be in peak performance at the right time, instead of all the time. The RAMP Method™ reduces burnout and improves team performance and fulfillment.


No one size fits all, so we work with you in a 1:1 coaching capacity to identify how you and your team can enjoy success without sacrifice.


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Tarah Dove, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Tarah Dove is Co-Owner of Success Without Sacrifice, LLC with Business Partner Cheree Sauer. As CMO/Marketing Success Coach, Tarah brings over 15 years of Marketing experience to the Partnership. Using the proprietary system, The RAMP Method, created by Co-Owner Cheree, the duo works with Entrepreneurs to merge the gap between business and life. Their mission and The RAMP Method of coaching help reduce burnout and improve team performance and fulfillment for female Insurance Agency Owners.

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