Top teams and organisational performance
Research into organisational performance suggests that the top team has a significant impact.
The composition and functioning of the Top Team has been shown to account for up to 43% of the variation in profitability between companies. (1)
The Top Team is a better predictor of an organisation’s fate than the CEO alone. (2)
90 percent of investors think the quality of the management team is the single most important non-
financial factor when evaluating an initial public offering. There is a 1.9 times increased likelihood of having above-median financial performance when the top team is working together toward a common vision. (3)
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