Art Petty Management Excellence, notes that poor team productivity and performance is like leaving money on the table.  He suggests that, "Today is a great day to help your teams and groups boost their performance!"

His six ideas to improve team performance are:

1. Control Your Urge to Put a Team on It
2. If You Must Set Up a Team…Please Ensure that Goals are Clear and Compelling
3. Starting Today, Rethink the Approach to Choosing Team Leaders
4. Define the Group’s Values Up-Front 
5. Use Simple Assignments to Save Time 
6. Assign a Coach